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2016 Shakespeare Competition Results

                    

With his performance of Angelo from Measure for Measure and his recitation of Shakespeare Sonnet 138, Abel Garcia, a student of Gabriel Silva at Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts in Manhattan, won the 2016 English-Speaking Union New York Shakespeare Competition. 

Celebrating the Shakespeare400 legacy, the ESU New York Shakespeare Competition took place on March 10th on the stage of the Gilder Lehrman Hall at the Morgan Library & Museum, where twelve finalists from New York City area high schools (selected from among more than 70 contestants) competed. They presented selections from the Bard's works hoping to represent New York in the ESU National Shakespeare Competition on May 1-3, 2016 at Lincoln Center Theater and compete with winners of some 60 ESU competitions nationwide. Mr. Garcia received a cash prize of $200 from The Shakespeare Society and two tickets for a performance of Henry V at BAM.

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ESU Players - Dangerous Corner

The ESU Players Present
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Monday, April 11, 2016 

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Shakespeare Competition Winners

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The finals of the 2016 ESU New York Branch Shakespeare Competition were held yesterday at the The Morgan Library & Museum. Congratulations to all the students, teachers and schools who participated.

Here are the results:  

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Richard III Lecture

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Shakespeare Competition Finalists

The semi-finals of the 2016 ESU New York Branch Shakespeare Competition were held this week at the New York Public Library in Bryant ParkThe judges selected twelve high school students to advance to the finals (scheduled for Thursday, March 10th at The Morgan Library & Museum). For a list of this year's finalists, please click below to read the full story. 

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ESU Players- Lady Windermere's Fan

ESU Players- The Man Who Came to Dinner.

 

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ESU Players- Relative Values

         

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Fall Member Welcome Back Reception

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To welcome its members from a summer hiatus, the New York Branch held a Fall Reception on September 24 at the ESU house. We welcomed Chessy Whelan and Matthew Willmore, USA Team Debaters from the ESU of the Commonwealth    (Dartmouth House), for a debate with local teams from   St. John's University and Adelphi University. In front of a packed house comprising ESU members, as well as middle school students and their parents, these eight debaters faced off on a very current topic:This House Believes the EU should impose a minimum quota of refugees to be accepted by member states.

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Message from the New York Branch

Dear Fellow New York Branch Members,

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