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GALA CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF ESU

December 2021.  We gathered at The Country Club in Pepper Pike to mark the Centennial, for which National ESU has planned a celebration featuring Princess Royal Anne. 

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Paul Rampe shown with avatar actors of the Royal Shakespeare Company in England.  
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Our party room with a big holiday tree and two working fireplaces.  
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The speaker, Paul Rampe, offered insight into avatars, an emerging way to communicate in the future. Your avatar can appear in many styles. 
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Jennifer and Blair Mahoney position their party poppers. 

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Ron Eschelberry and Linda Voloshen Spencer pull the party popper pyrotechnics to release the surprise gift.  

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Hats for all:  Gregory Polyak and Dr. Jenny Brown, Bob Cutler, Mary Kay Maxson and Carol Engler
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Larry Blasko, Bev Stewart, Mary Ruth Hunt in Gala attire! 

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Lovely ladies, Phyllis Donnelly-Ingold, Kathy Talty, Nancy Dempsey  
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Terrilee and Ernest Petrey enjoy the wine, dinners and peppermint ice cream. 
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A gala atmosphere of lights, gifts, music. James Hallstrom and Mary Kay Maxson (left) Ron Eschelberry and Linda Voloshen Spencer (right)
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Sandra Figler and Ray Storey surrounded by jolly holly. 

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Mary Ann Conn-Brody and Dr. Robert Brody found things to like in the gift exchange!   

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Gregory and Marcia Polyak have the right spirit! 

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Marlene and Ed Harvey, Board Member, recall other grand ESU parties at the holidays.   

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Jane Sembric and Dr. Clive Hamlin understood the presentation on avatars, which are common among medical students.   
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GALA CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF ESU
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SHE KNOWS SHAKESPEARE!

Winner of our Regional Shakespeare Competition, Claire Kapitan, St. Joseph Academy, was victorious in her third year in the event! She's heading to the Nationals in NYC amid our applause 

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HAPPY HOLIDAY BRUNCH!

December 2019:  A towering Christmas tree brightened the ballroom for us at the Mayfield Country Club. Holiday music wafted through the air, played beautifully by revered pianist, George Foley. Everyone brought in the holiday cheer and President Bill Kennedy outlined an exciting new program, a student writing competition, the first of its type in the nation for ESU. 

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IF YOU EVER MARCHED YOU KNOW THE FEELING!

November 2019:  It was (gasp!) the 50th anniversary of "Music Man" but it brought back so many good memories!  We were ready to march down the aisles at the Hanna Theatre but we restrained ourselves to our elegant lounge seating. 

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FALL HARVEST CLAM BAKE

October 2019:  Just stepping into the StoneWater Golf Club we could immediately smell the salty air and scent of hot clams! We were in the right place for a "night at the seashore". A good night, good life! 

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RACING ON THE RIVER

September 2019: The annual regional shell races were warming up as we dined riverside at Merwin's Wharf. Cleveland's waterfront is so lively on warm summer evenings that we just had to be there! 

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ANNUAL MEETING REVS UP OUR ENERGY

June 2019:  At the Westwood Country Club, President Bill Kennedy announced some big program changes to focus on the value of ESU membership. The Shakespeare Competition will have a new look at Shaker High School, where drama students will produce the day's events. Writing and reading programs will have direct focus on schools. Of course, our social activities will continue to blend culture and adventure! 

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’SHAKESPEARE” OF THE U.S.

June 2019: Walt Whitman pioneered a new writing style in the mid-1800s, heavily influenced by Abe Lincoln and the Civil War. To honor Whitman's 200th birthday, ESU held a reading of his works at the thoroughly delightful Loganberry Books store, Shaker Square. Whitman's advice after the Civil War - relevant today - Listen to all sides then judge for yourself. This will make America strong. Whitman's monument today is the huge Walt Whitman Bridge over the Delaware River in Philadelphia. 

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VICTORY LAPS FOR NATIONAL WINNER OF SHAKESPEARE COMPETITION

May 2019:   Focused for three years, Maria Schreiner at Hawken School achieved Final victory among 20,000 high school students in ESU's Shakespeare Competition. Her talent and grace and charm were abundantly apparent in her radio interview with Bill Kennedy, Cleveland President. Maria earned a scholarship to a summer drama program in Oxford, England.

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ALL ABOUT A WINNING ATTITUDE! PEACE, LOVE, ROCK N ROLL!

May 2019: Via the Hanna Theatre, we were in a Nashville recording studio, jamming with the struggling "kids" just before they released Rock N Roll to the whole world - Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis! Our feet were dancing. They played their own instruments. What? Jerry Lee played the piano upside down and backwards!! It was a lesson in total commitment to their dreams in the "Million Dollar Quartet". Amazing talent on stage! 

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SPRING SOCIAL WITH BEER AND BOCCI

April 2019:  Hints of Spring and the opportunity to re-engage in bocci ball drew a good crowd to a favorite watering hole, the Stone Mad Pub. Around hearty hors d'oeuvres, we met and mingled and strengthened  friendships.  

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OUR SHAKESPEARE COMPETITION PRODUCED THE NATIONAL WINNER!

February 2019:  Maria Schreiner, Hawken School, won among 20 schools in the Northern Ohio Competition, then she won the National Competition, earning a drama scholarship in Oxford, England. All  competitors were coached by highly dedicated teachers.  

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A ROMANTIC CONCERT FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

February, 2019:  The concert was a Valentine from member Richard Fleischman and organ curator Dr. Eugene Blackstone and his wife Janet. The Blackstone Organ Concert Hall embodies a large portion of the Blackstone home.

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SHAKESPEARE’S GRAND IMAGINATION

January 2019: Shakespeare's exuberant life was the topic for our British dinner guest, Darren Freebury-Jones, Ph.D.  Although Shakespeare didn't travel much, he set his plays from Denmark to Egypt. His London audience spoke over 100 dialects so he invented words everyone could understand. 

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11-11-11 Memoriam

November 2018: We assembled on Sunday morning to commemorate the WW I Armistice Day, which occurred on Sunday November 11, 1911, aka 11-11-11. Our ticket price was $11.   Allyn Kennedy (left) knitted many red poppies, worn here by guests Rob and Stacey Vaselaney.  

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NATIONAL ESU CONFERENCE LOOKS TO THE FUTURE

November 2018:  Bill Kennedy, our newly elected President, attended the Conference with the 53 ESU branches. The main topic was how Branches, teachers, students and immigrants might strengthen the role of the English language in today's dynamic world.  

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MATCHMAKERS AT WORK

October 2018:  From our special seating section at the Hanna, we enjoyed a sparkling rendition of Jane Austin's "Pride and Prejudice".  

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UKULELE CAFE, WHERE THE FUN BEGINS!

September 2018:  With a few chords, we were off and strumming! And singing! And laughing! 

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RODEO IS A THROWBACK TO SHAKESPEARE’S DAY

August 2018: At Buckin' Ohio Rodeo, we could imagine the olde days. Horses were the "Uber" vehicles for centuries. Shakespeare began as a horse valet at the theater. 

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ALL-CITY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
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ANNUAL MEETING EXPRESSES OPTIMISM

After a discussion of Branch management options, new officers and Board members were elected. Members enjoyed a beautiful day at the upgraded Shaker Heights Country Club. A slide show covered the many events sponsored by the Cleveland Branch. 

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BIG HAIR, BIG VOICES!

At opening night at the Hanna Theater in May we had good seats, good canopies and a good show that revived memories of women rockers from the 1960s. We met the production staff and enjoyed the  talented performers, all with connections to Cleveland's Baldwin Wallace College. 

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GOOD TO SEE YOU!

Our Winter Social in January was again at the Stone Mad Irish Pub. Old friends and new friends gathered. For the first time, no one played bocce ball but rather connected with each all night other around the generous appetizers and the warm fireplace. 

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HOLIDAY “THANK YOU” PARTY

In December, ESU members and friends gathered at the Cedar Creek Grille to celebrate our shared success in promoting high school literacy through the performance of Shakespeare. The very well attended event encouraged mingling and socializing.

For students, performance stimulates the whole brain. Our successes included the Regional Shakespeare Competition, all-day workshops at high schools, the All-City Shakespeare Festival, partnership with Great Lakes Theater, success in obtaining a grant and much more.

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SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE - ROLLICKING FUN!

In September, ESU attended "Shakespeare In Love" produced by The Cleveland Playhouse. The stage show followed the script of the movie of the same name. It was a fabulous show and we met some actors.  English Teacher Rebecca Papaconstantinou took advantage of a cutout to mimic the humor of the show.  

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Rodeo: Getting Out of Our Comfort Zone!

Walking around the Buckin' Ohio ranch in September and meeting real cowboys and cowgirls gave an exciting new perspective to anyone comfortable with urban living. The working ranch was as around-the-clock as the city, open to clear science and rollicking good times, energetic kids and beautiful young adults, animals who are loved and crops that are appreciated, rolling acres and big sky.  An afternoon of real life helps one feel emotions and appreciate literature and language. 

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AWE-SUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM!

Shakespeare's romp through the gardens played out at The Cleveland Garden Center, where young Shakespeareans built enthusiasm for the 2018 Shakespeare Competition. 

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EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL YEAR REVIEWED AT ANNUAL MEETING
At the Westwood Country Club, ESU officers extolled the accomplishments of our high motivated membership. The details are on the Home Page of this website. One of our winners from the Shakespeare Competition presented his monologue. Currently he is interning with the Great Lakes Theater. 
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PUTTING LIFE INTO SHAKESPEARE'S WORDS!

Professional actors from Great Lakes Theater visit many schools a year, teaching Shakespeare to about 15,000 students. Some visits are sponsored by ESU, like this one to Westlake High School. Students love it! 

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OH YES, MUCH ADO!

The Shakespeare Club at Westlake High School self-directed (very Shakespearean) their play Much Ado About Nothing. Between scenes two characters, Tragedy and Comedy, came out to coach the audience on what to expect in the upcoming scene.  Oh woe, this is Tragedy (who was very funny.) 

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PROFESSIONAL DAY FOR STUDENTS

Professional Shakespearean actors from Great Lakes Theater ran a workshop for student actors at Westlake High School. 

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SHAKESPEARE COMPETITION WAS AN ENTHUSIASTIC SUCCESS!

In February, the best students from 25 high schools competed for the opportunity to go to New York City for the National Finals. Competitors in classrooms and on the main stage at Westlake High School poured out their souls to 17 judges during the day. Emily Schordock of Westlake High was the winner. Her sponsor, Westlake's English teacher Ann Hasenohrl, has been trained at Shakespeare's Globe Theater in London. We're wishing Emily the very best in New York on May 2. And a big Thank You to all ESU members and friends who made this Competition possible!!! 

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BEEFEATERS’ BALL A GRAND SUCCESS!

Over one hundred glamorous guests came to the Shaker Heights Country Club to help support ESU's Shakespeare Competition.  They were entertained by a classic string quartet as well as a video anticipating the 2017 Competition. Several posters and handouts supplemented the Shakespearean atmosphere.  Recognition of outstanding service was given to Phyllis Donnelly-Ingold and John Ingold. After dinner, high school students performed monologs from the 2016 Competition. A dance band rounded out the evening, leaving everyone in good spirits. A huge thank you to event chairs Virginia McCormac and Liz O'Neill and their committee!  

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FALL FUN - THE CLEVELAND CLAMBAKE!

Why is Cleveland a clambake capital? Maybe it's our New England heritage, or because it's just plain fun with friends! Stone Mad Pub provided delicious chowder and the whole traditional meal. Boisterous fun plus the Indians were sweeping through the Play-Offs. 

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FUN WITH WORDS in ‘MY FAIR LADY”

In September, it was a thrilling opening night at the Hanna Theater. Henry Higgins humorously bemoaned so many wretched pronunciations of the King's English. His student, Eliza,  learned elocution so well that she eventually impressed the Queen. Throughout the show, the colors of Eliza's clothing changed with her mood from drab, to fiery red, pure white, and finally a peaceful green. And as she was learning, it became clear that she was the one teaching. Ah, the marvels of the theater. It communicates in so many ways! 

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SATURDAY NIGHT RODEO!

Our ESU posse mixed with cowboys, cowgirls, farm kids, rodeo clowns  and country singers at the Buckin' Ohio Rodeo. It felt good to breathe country air on the ranch and gave us a hint of country celebrations going way back into history. 

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ANNUAL MEETING: SUCCESS AFTER SUCCESS!

Members showed team spirit to deliver win after win, collaborating with affinity groups.  When Shakespeare's First Folio was displayed in Cleveland, it triggered a series of celebratory seminars, displays, plays, concerts and more! The Shakespeare Competition, held in a new venue, was outstanding and was supported by the magnificent Beefeaters' Ball at the Chagrin Valley Hunt Club. Monthly member meetings ranged from an auspicious wine and cheese event downtown to international speakers, including our own BUSS scholar. 

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May: Page Scholar opens minds

Lisa Neail, a high school technology teacher from England, explained how today's students are using 3D printing and computer-control industrial tools to prepare for good jobs. She visited several schools in NE Ohio, including the Mayfield Innovation Center, where students used 3D printing to make a working prosthetic hand for a youngster and it was featured in a tech exhibit for President Obama. Lisa is traveling to ESU Branches around the US as the recipient of the Walter Hines Page Scholarship for British teachers, sponsored by the ESU of the Commonwealth. The Mayfield Innovation Center offers 18 technical career programs to students from nine school districts. 

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Shakespeare seminars drew a crowd
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FEBRUARY: THE COMPETITION

The Cleveland Shakespeare Competition is the second largest in the country, following New York City. Students came from 30 high schools, where some participated in Shakespeare Clubs. During the day, 17 judges rated the competitors. The finalist, Grace Neiswander from Laurel School, became a Semi-Finalist at the National Competition in New York. This year Cleveland's Competition upgraded from the historic Playhouse Square theaters to the large media complex at Cuyahoga Community College. 

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THINKING SPRING DESPITE SNOW OUTSIDE

The January gathering at the Irish Stone Mad Pub lifted our spirits and renewed our resolve to succeed with our Year of Spectacular Shakespeare! 

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BEEFEATERS’ BALL SETS RECORD IN FUN AND FUNDRAISING

It was a gala December night at the prestigious Chagrin Valley Hunt Club! The extravagant holiday atmosphere began outdoors (without a blizzard this year) and continued indoors with an excellent piper and marvelous table settings!  Our Master of Ceremonies was the popular Michael Heaton, aka the Minister of Culture for The Plain Dealer. He told us about the just-released movie, "Macbeth". Earlier in 2015, Michael had been a Finalist Judge at our Shakespeare Competition. To support the 2016 Competition, we raised nearly $8,000 through pledges and a 50/50 raffle. The evening included dinner, dancing, photo ops with Shakespeare placards, plus slide shows about the Competition and highlights of our past year. Cheers to everyone who organized and supported the Beefeaters' Ball! 

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QUIRE’S CLASSICAL CONCERT

There was a wealth of fine art during Shakespeare's lifetime, the Elizabethan Era. In November, ESU members sampled the musical art presented by Quire's free concert. ESU plans to offer opportunities to engage with local organizations that share our interest in Shakespeare and his times. We call them Friends of ESU. If you have suggestions, please speak up. 

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SHAKESPEARE’S KING LEAR OFFERS ADVICE

ESU met King Lear and his family at the Hanna Theatre in October. We were treated like royalty, enjoying refreshments and drinks in our reserved seating section. On stage, the King retold an old folktale, using Shakespeare's way with words. His lesson: when you're the king and rich and benevolent, everyone loves you. When you're old and poor, you'll find out who your friends really are. But don't wait that long. Applause! Applause! 

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ASK THE SOMMELIER

The gorgeously refurbished Cleveland Trust building just opened as the new downtown Heinen's grocery. ESU enjoyed wine selections in the balcony with assistance of the sommelier. She told us about several select wines and how they pair with various snacks and meals. Very entertaining and educational. "Cheers! Any port in a storm. Or any other wine for that matter." 

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AUGUST ’15: SUMMER SOCIAL ON THE BACK PORCH

On the back porch of The Harp Irish Pub, our large group of chatty members and friends gathered on a beautiful summer afternoon. So many summer stories to catch up on. And we brainstormed a bit, anticipating the coming Shakespeare Competition. Someone suggested that going online to discover what character  your personality matches in Shakespeare's plays.  Revealing.  Fun to try. The change a few traits. And what traits do you seek in your romantic love interest in the plays? Search for:  What Shakespeare Character Are You? 

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JUNE’15: ANNUAL MEETING, WESTWOOD COUNTRY CLUB

Jerry Grdina, President for seven years, turned the gavel over to John Rampe, the incoming President. Jerry was justifiably proud that the Cleveland Branch has remained one of the strongest branches in the country. A slide show of highlights over the past year ran during the social hour. 

New officers, board members and top committee chairs were introduced. All have substantial experience and high expectations. Also the ESU group included our five esteemed BUSS scholars, Ann Hasenohrl, Cassie Neumann, Lucille Van Alstine, Teresa Jenkins Fowler and Rebecca Papakonstantinou. Sabrina Downey, Laurel School, was the runner-up in our Shakespeare Competition and performed her program from the Competition. In the Fall, she'll attend Trinity College in Ireland. 

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MAY ’15: ON STAGE AT THE GLOBE THEATRE

Cassie Neumann was awarded ESU's scholarship to the British Universities Summer Session to study Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre in London.  Cassie took us there through her slides, showing us stage portions called "heaven" and "hell", told how she observed plays as a "groundling" and then was elevated to an on-stage role in "Julius Caesar". She demonstrated body language used to train actors to understand the roles of four keys types of characters: royalty, courtesans, knights, and peasants. Cassie, an actress and the drama teacher at Brunswick High School, was so inspired that she came home and recreated the Globe stage at the high school and produced Shakespeare's controversial "Taming of the Shrew" to great acclaim. 

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APRIL’15: THE BLUE CANYON TRAIL

The Spring winds were brisk but we followed the trail to the Blue Canyon in Twinsburg. Our unexpectedly good turnout gathered around the big fireplace. Happily there were some new members too, who enlivened the social gathering.

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Fire Fuels the Desire to Inspire!

Nial Pickering told our March meeting that he quit his hard-won teaching job in the English school system because students were graded strictly by test scores. Nial said, "As a science teacher, I wanted to inspire students to ask 'Why?' things happen in science and not just memorize for a test. I held fire in my hand to excite the minds of poor test-takers and misfits. It worked. Some of my 'misfits' have become a pilot, a nurse, and a teacher." He praised Gilmour, The Lyceum, Chagrin, Hudson and Hathaway Brown high schools for using creative teaching methods that instill life-long curiosity and confidence. Nial's next assignment will be at the International School in Shanghai, China. "The students are my boss and they want results," he said. Nial spoke to us as the ESU's international Page Scholar. 

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Words in Action at Hanna Theater

Glamorous Playhouse Square - Cleveland's Broadway - drew ESU to witness "Dial M for Murder", a classic produced by Great Lakes Theater. (Great Lakes is our partner in the Shakespeare Competition.) We had our own seating section, hors d'oeuvres and enjoyed watching the script  reveal clues as professional actors put emotion into the words. 

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17 Judges at Shakespeare Competition

Vying ultimately for a three-week scholarship to study Shakespeare in London, students from 28 Northern Ohio high schools competed by individually giving dramatic performances of well-known Shakespeare monologues and sonnets. The competition was sponsored by ESU in partnership with Great Lakes Theater and held at Playhouse Square, Cleveland. Judges were professionals in the theater and media. The winner was Roan Martin-Hayden of the Toledo School for the Arts (photo 4). He won an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City for the National Competition in April. Nationally about 15,000 students are engaged at the local level each year. 

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Fun Around the Fire

Celebrating January, hearty ESU friends socialized around the big fireplace and competed on the bocce ball court at Stone Mad Pub. We compared experiences in judging for the upcoming Shakespeare Competition. Our celebrity guest was Carolyn Leick from the Columbus Branch.

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Beefeater's Ball Exceeds Expectations

Our annual formal dinner dance exceeded expectations in raising funds for the regional Shakespeare Competition, allowing us to expand the Competition. Socially, the glitter blended with the snowflakes for a perfect winter night! 

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A Good Script

Great Lakes Theater looks for  "a good script" - high drama, luscious language and wonderful music. They gave us "Les Miserables" …and wine and hors d'oeuvres in our select seating area!  The repertory cast concurrently shows Shakespeare's "Merry Wives of Windsor" to excellent reviews. We're thrilled that Great Lakes Theater is a participant with us in the annual high school Shakespeare Competition. 

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Rodeo: Fun, Feeling Classic History

We wore cowboy hats and boots to Buckin'Ohio Rodeo to experience mutton busting, bull riding, barrel racing and the fearless cowboys and cowgirls. It was  thrilling today and had faint echoes of the Roman arenas and charges of war horses over the centuries. We shook the dust, then headed for our own horsepower in the parking lot. 

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Seeing the new Cleveland

Shooters on the River felt like being in a cruise ship lounge as we watched the hustle on Cuyahoga River, from racing shells to nimble freighters. And the vibes of new urban energy was felt where new buildings are rising along the river and across the heart of Cleveland. The 21st Century is arriving! 

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Annual Meeting, Good News

President Jerry Grdina presided at the lovely Shaker Country Club, with adjoining outdoor pool and golf course. Very well attended, as always. On a large-screen, members saw a video of exciting events of the past year. Executives reported on current and ambitious future events. Lia Yoo, regional winner of the Shakespeare Competition, performed the selection she used at the Lincoln Center, NYC. Three ESU BUSS scholars attended. A membership directory was distributed to help everyone collaborate in the year ahead. 

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The Pub, Where We Know Your Name

We enjoyed a warm winter social at The Pub in Beachwood. Quaffed a Guinness while studying the London Tube routes. Good friends, good food, good times. 

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School has International Outlook

"Our students see the world as their home, not just London," said Caroline Picking, ESU's Page Scholar and teacher at St. Cedd's Independent School. "Languages, science, art, sports and social studies are taught as global skills. That's the future. We conduct a model United Nations with our partner schools in India and Japan."    

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Shakespeare Competition February 2014

In robust auditions, students from 32 schools competed for a place in the national competition. Everyone raised the appreciation for Shakespeare in the schools. Lia Yoo, Lake Ridge Academy, was the winner.

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New Year Kick-Off

Let it snow! We re-energized our spirits at the Stone Mad Pub for the busy year ahead and welcomed new members and guests. 

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Winter Ball Funds our Shakespeare Competition

Elegant ladies, gentlemen in tuxedos, a sumptuous feast, huge silent auction, dancing  around the sparkling lights of a sky high Christmas tree…. It was the annual Beefeaters' Ball at the spacious Mayfield Sand Ridge Country Club. 

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Citizen of the World Offers Poetry

Martin Bell OBE, the visiting Wrench speaker, has reported from 100 countries for the BBC. From that experience, he was elected to the British Parliament, and later appointed an Ambassador for UNICEF. He shared his memoirs, cleverly written as poems. The November meeting was in the new Market Garden brewery.

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Theater with Halloween Theme

In October, after pre-show appetizers, we settled in for "Sweeney Todd", a gory musical at the Hanna Theater. The reparatory actors are also performing Shakespeare's "Richard III". 

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Visual Arts luncheon

In September we shifted from language arts to visual arts at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The Museum is a must see with its major expansion and new technology.

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SUMMER'S SWINGING SOCIAL

Just plain fun. Socializing at the bar and buffet, and dancing to favorite music at the Shaker Country Club. 

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ESU Region VI Meeting

ESU Region VI Meeting features National President, Alice Boyne and Author, Lady Julia Boyd.  The event was held at the Cleveland Skating Club where we mixed work and pleasure with stimulating guests from far and near. 

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BUSS Scholar Reports on The Globe Theater, London

Cleveland's BUSS scholar, Rebecca Papakonstantinou, spent two weeks at The Globe Theater where she dis-membered then re-membered Shakespeare, giving her a whole new outlook on the genius. At our May meeting in Judson Manor, the Berea High School teacher taught us how to read between the lines of some dialogue.  

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St. Patricks Day Social

Our happy hour gathering at the Claddagh Irish Pub anticipated the annual festivities.

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April: Movable Feast

We met for dinner at jazz club, Night Town, then proceeded to the spacious penthouse of architect, Richard Fleishman.

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2013 Shakespeare Competition
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Our Student In Shakespeare's Theater

Berea High School's English teacher Rebecca Papakonstantinou received a BUSS Grant to study inside Shakespeare's Globe Theater in London last summer.

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Lakeside Yacht Club Dinner Dance
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August Social

August social at the Stone Mad Pub included bocce ball games. 

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Beefeater's Ball

Highlights of the fabulous Beefeater's Ball in 2011!

 

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