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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 Cincinnati Shakespeare Competition

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

School Competition

Complete 2018 School Participation Form by November 1, 2017 to register your school

Notify the ESU Cincinnati of your School Winner by completing the School Winner Entry Form by February 5, 2018

  • All School Winners must complete and return the Photo Release Form by February 5, 2018

Branch Competition Semi-Finals

9:00am, February 24, 2018 at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (962 Mt. Adams Cir., Cincinnati, OH 45202)

Branch Competition Finals

10:30am, March 3, 2018 at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (1195 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202)

National Competition

The ESU Cincinnati Branch Winner will advance to the National Competition on April 23, 2018 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, Lincoln Center Theater, New York City


The English-Speaking Union

Cincinnati Branch

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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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