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National Shakespeare Competition

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The English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition assists high school teachers across the country with their Shakespeare and language arts curricula. Through the competition, students are encouraged to develop their communication skills and an appreciation of the power of language and literature. 


2018 ESU Portland Shakespeare Competition

Schools in the Portland area serving grades 9-12 are invited to participate.

School Competition

Complete 2018 School Participation Form to register your school by January 29, 2018

Notify the ESU Portland of your School Winner by completing the School Winner Entry Form by February 2, 2018

Branch Competition Finals

11:00am, February 17, 2018 at the Fir Acres Theatre, Lewis and Clark College (0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd., MSC 54, Portland, OR 97219)

National Competition

The ESU Portland Branch Winner will advance to the National Competition, tentatively scheduled for April 23, 2018 (Location to be confirmed)


The English-Speaking Union

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The ESU celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members.

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