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April 27, 2017

Christine McBurney, our BUSS scholar to The Globe Theatre, presents highlights she learned to help students perform Shakespeare and enrich their lives on several levels.  She's an accomplished actress and a teacher at Shaker Heights High School. She's a vital local person in ESU's mission.  Michaelangelo's Restaurant, Little Italy, 6 pm
May 2, 2017 
National Shakespeare Competition in New York City. Emily Shordock, Westlake High School senior, will represent Northern Ohio. Accompanying her will be English Instructor,
Ann Hasenohrl. 

May 9, 13, 25, 2017 
Macbeth presented by Oberlin Drama at Grafton prison, directed by Dr. Phyllis Gorfain.  
May 15, 2017
ESU-Cleveland board meeting.
June 25, 2017 
Annual Meeting of ESU-Cleveland. Brunch at the Westwood Country Club.
June 26, 2017
Kevin Hascher, English Teacher at Berea-Midpark High School begins the Teachers Learning Lab at the Globe Theatre in London.
July 21, 2017
Midsummer Night's Dream party at the Botanical Gardens.  Open to members, teachers, students and families interested in the Shakespeare Competition.  


Great Lakes Theater will bring Shakespeare to thousands of students. 

* In schools: GLT Actor-Teachers will visit about 100 schools, comprising over 15,000 students, to engage students in acting out Shakespeare. Actors will provide scripts, props and costumes. Sword fighting included. Once kids are on their feet, old Billy Shakespeare comes alive! It's all about who wants what. 

*  Busloads of students to visit the theater. The younger generations will see Hamlet in March, performed at Playhouse Square thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts's program, Shakespeare in American Communities. The $1 million in grants has been distributed to 40 professional theater companies across the country. 

Quire Cleveland. Voice is a musical instrument. Quire is superb in its presentations of historic vocal music. Ross Duffin, the director, presented the music of Shakespeare's plays last summer at the Cleveland Public Library. Duffin authored a book about music intertwined with Shakespeare's plays and offered a CD of selections. Quire invites you to it's four concerts this season. They are free! Look for 

Shakespeare Seminar presentations were made in 2016 to ESU-Cleveland by our friends:

* Ohio Shakespeare Festival  OSF recently found a permanent home at Greystone Hall, previous home of Actors' Summit, in Akron. Also performs summers at Stan Hywet Hall. 

* Shakespeare at the Castle (University of Mount Union)

* Oberlin Drama at Grafton Correctional Center

* Actors' Summit Theater  Closing the curtain on 17 seasons upon the retirement of the husband-and-wife leaders, Neil Thackaberry and MaryJo Alexander. Need scripts? The collection is available at Half Price Books, Mayfield Heights.) 

Cleveland Public Library locally hosted the national tour of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photos of the Cleveland event will be displayed at the Folger Institute in Washington DC in November-December 2016.

Maureen Dowd, political humorist, loves Shakespeare. "I studied Shakespeare in college." At times she refers to the Bard's themes when she writes about who is doing what to whom in Washington. 

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