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The English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition

ESU Kansas City Branch 2023 Shakespeare Competition

Will take place on February 19, 2023, at 2:00 PM, at the Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch.

School Registration Deadline: 1/27/23

School Winner Form Deadline: 2/10/23 


The ESU National Shakespeare Competition has been recognized by the Globe Center (USA), the Children's Theatre Foundation of America and the American Academy of Achievement. Many distinguished judges have served on the Competition panels. It is the only national Shakespeare competition in the U.S. and the only such program exclusively for high school students.


2023 School Participation Form
2023 School Winner Entry Form 

Monologue and Sonnet Packets

2023 Monologue Packet
2023 Sonnet Packet


2023 Student Handbook
2023 Teacher Handbook
2023 Judge Handbook
2023 Branch Handbook


Please click on the appropriate link at left to learn more about the ESU National Shakespeare Competition.