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Boston Branch Holiday Party

Special Guest Melinda Ponder will read a Christmas Poem by beloved American Poet Katharine Lee Bates

Members attend free. Guests and Non ESU Members - $25

Valet parking is available at the Club at a charge of $19 (cash only)

Please RSVP by December 8, 2017
 

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Spring Reception & Celebration of the Queen's Birthday

Harriet Cross, British Consul General in Boston, spoke to members and guests at the Queen's birthday party on June 4.

 Boston Branch president, Paul Boghosian (left) with branch members Jody Dow and George Withington

Branch Shakespeare coordinator Julia Perlowski (right) with other members of the student troupe that performed a scene from Hamlet.

North Andover High School student Liam Houlihan performing as Hamlet from Shakespeare's play.

Paul Boghosian in conversation with members Joy Renjilian-Burgy and her husband, Don.

Boston Branch director Harriet Davis (left) with members Eric Birch and Sandra Moose.    

 

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BOSTON TEEN COMPETES IN 34th ANNUAL ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION NATIONAL SHAKESPEARE COMPETITON IN NEW YORK CITY

With a performance of a sonnet and monologue from Shakespeare, Dominique Marshall  from Natick, MA, a student of Juliet Bailey at The Rivers School in Weston, placed as a semi-finalist in the 34th  annual English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition in New York City. The Competition took place on May 1, 2017 on the stage of the Mitzi Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center with 54 semi-finalists from as many ESU Branch competitions nationwide. Dominique previously won the ESU Boston Branch competition.

This year's winner of the 34th English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition, Ogechi Egonu, representing the San Francisco Branch, received a full scholarship to attend the American Shakespeare Center Theatre Camp in Staunton, VA, this summer.  Second place winner, Brandon Burk, from the Kentucky Branch, won a cash prize of $1,000 from The English-Speaking Union, while the third place winner, Trevon Wainwright, representing the Kansas City Branch of the ESU, received an award of $500 provided by The Shakespeare Society.

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The Boston Branch of
The English-Speaking Union

and
the New England Historic Genealogical Society
invite you to a reception and talk by

John Crichton, 7th Earl of Erne

Thursday, May 18 
New England Historic Genealogical Society
99-101 Newbury Street, Boston

5:00 PM Reception
5:30 PM Lecture

 

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NEWBERRY AND RAMSAY WIN $50,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDY IN ENGLAND AS 2017 LUARD MORSE SCHOLARS

New York City: Ms. Serena Newberry, an English Education and Pre-Law major from Southfield, MI, a student at Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, and Mr. Leondre Ramsay, a Political Science major and Community Development minor from Tallahassee, FL, a student at Howard University, Washington, DC, have each been selected as recipients of an English-Speaking Union Luard Morse Scholarship.  Christopher Broadwell, Executive Director of the English-Speaking Union, announced the winners, noting that each scholar will receive $25,000 toward a semester of study at any university their choosing in the United Kingdom during the 2017-2018 academic year.

 

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