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The English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition

2020-2021 ESU National shakespeare competition: Philadelphia branch


The 38th Annual ESU National Shakespeare Competition: Philadelphia Branch will take place on online due to COVID.

School Participation Form Deadline: February 15

School Winner Form Deadline: February 22

Finalists will be announced March 1

Depending on conditions at the time, the competition may be decided using recorded performances or through a live-via-internet final.

Announcement of winners or finals competition: March 7 

Please note that all dates and times are subject to change due to COVID.

Contact Judith Francis at philaesu@gmail.com.

Information below is for reference only. 

Click here to download the teacher flyer. 


The English-Speaking Union

Philadelphia Branch

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