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Welcome to the Home Page of the Cincinnati Branch of the English - Speaking Union. This site provides information about our local activities and programs. Within these pages can be found details of upcoming events, our newsletter, our local activities and programs, including our Cincinnati area Shakespeare Competition. One can also find out how to become a member of ESU and find out more about the ESU in the United States and the World

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With a performance of a sonnet and monologue from Shakespeare, Cassie Duker  from Cincinnati, OH, a student of Greg Bouman & Claire LaNicca at Mother of Mercy High School in Cincinnati, 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. Cassie previously won the ESU Cincinnati Branch competition.

The 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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