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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 New York Shakespeare Competition

Schools in the Greater Los Angeles Area serving grades 9-12 are invited to participate.

School Competition

Complete 2018 School Participation Form by January 10, 2018 to register your school

Notify the ESU Los Angeles of your School Winner by completing the School Winner Entry Form by February 15, 2018

  • You will be contacted with information on the semi-final competition
  • All School Winners must complete and return the Photo Release Form by February 20, 2018

Branch Competition Semi-Final

9:00am-1:00pm, February 24, 2018 at the Marlborough School (250 S. Rossmore Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90004)

Branch Competition Finals

2:00-5:00pm, March 4, 2018 at 171 S Grand Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105

National Competition

The ESU Los Angeles Branch Winner will advance to the National Competition, April 23, 2018 (Lincoln Center Theater, New York City)


The English-Speaking Union

Los Angeles 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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