ESU Richmond Branch

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The Richmond branch of the English-Speaking Union is proud to be an active member of the ESU nationally and internationally, offering stimulating programs to its members and educational scholarships and support to the community through the British Universities Summer Studies program and sponsorship of Richmond Shakespeare's Annual "Bardathon" for local high school students.

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News And Events

Former Branch President Passes Away

Former ESU Branch President Nathan Bushnell passed away on September 19th.

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2014-2015 calender of events

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH
A FALL EXCURSION TO BLACKFRIARS PLAYHOUSE*
"MACBETH"

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5TH
"THE WASHINGTON'S OF SULGRAVE MANOR"
CYMON SNOW
GENERAL MANAGER OF SULGRAVE MANOR

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH
THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION 2014 SCHOLARS PRESENTATION

THURSDAY, JANUARY 22TH
"ENGLISH MUSIC IN THE COLONIES"

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH
"RIBBON TRIMMINGS ARE ALL THE FASHION AT BATH: CLOTHING IN JANE AUSTEN'S LIFE AND NOVELS"
CO-SPONSORED BY THE COSTUME SOCIETY OF AMERICA
COLLEEN CALLAHAN

SUNDAY, MARCH 15TH
"REAGAN AND THATCHER"
Professor Richard Aldous

EVELYN WRENCH SPEAKER
DATE AND LOCATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER

ANNUAL MEETING AND GARDEN PARTY*
MAY – DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

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Blackfriars Playhouse 9/14/2013

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Blackfriars September 2013

A FALL EXCURSION TO BLACKFRIARS PLAYHOUSE*
"ROMEO AND JULIET"
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH
STAUNTON, VIRGINIA

Twenty one ESU members and guests traveled to Staunton for a performance of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. The internationally acclaimed American Shakespeare Center performs Shakespeare's works under their original staging conditions at the 300-seat Blackfriars Playhouse, "a unique, historically accurate performance space ... a stunning re-creation of the first indoor theater in the English-speaking world." After a luncheon at Emilio's restaurant we attended the terrific performance.

 

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Branch Members entertained at Blackfriars' Merchant of Venice

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Richmond ESU at Blackfriars Theater, Staunton, Virginia September 15, 2012

On a lovely September afternoon, former BUSS recipient and Board Member Linda Freeman arranged for 15 members of the Richmond branch to go to Staunton, Virginia for lunch and a matinee performance of The Merchant of Venice by the American Shakespeare Center. To everyone's delight, member John Harris had the winning raffle ticket for a poster autographed by the company. (See photo gallery.)

 

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The English-Speaking Union

Richmond Branch

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Welcome to the ESU

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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