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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 Indianapolis Shakespeare Competition

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

School Competition

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

Notify the ESU Indianapolis of your School Winner by completing the School Winner Entry Form by January 5, 2018

Branch Competition Finals

2:00pm, February 18, 2018 at Butler University (Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall (in Robertson Hall), 4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46208)

National Competition

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


The English-Speaking Union

Indianapolis 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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