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The New Orleans Chapter of The English Speaking Union invites you a Wolf Hall inspired program:

Greed, Lust and Murder: King Henry VIII, The Tudor Court, and How It Changed England Forever

presented by Curt DiCamillo, FRSA, Boston, MA.

Address:  6330 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, LA 70118

Time: 6:30 PM. 

Date: Friday, May 15, 2015

Cost: $35 member, $45. non-members.

Champagne Reception to follow.

 

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Save the Date for our Upcoming Events!

April 8, 2015 Rene McEldowney, PhD – Love, War and the Creation of the British National Health Service

May 15, 2015 Curt DiCamillo – Greed, Lust and Murder: Henry VIII and the Tudor Court and How it Changed England Forever
http://dicamillocompanion.com/Lectures.html

June 7, 2015 - Queen's Birthday Brunch

November 3, 2015 – Sir Evelyn Wrench Speaker: Sir Christopher Hum, former British Ambassador to China

 

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ESU NOLA Calendar of Events 2014-2015

August 16, 2014
Museum Fine Arts Houston Day Trip – Houghton Hall Exhibit & Bayou Bend Collection

September 30, 2014
Evelyn Wrench Speaker Series Admiral John Lippiett – The Mary Rose; Round Table Club

October 17-19, 2014
ESUUS Annual Conference, Newport RI

October 18, 2014
Royal Oak Foundation co-sponsor : Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden; Longue Vue House and Gardens

November 7, 2014
6:30 p.m. – Nov 9 to 12 p.m.
Natchez Revisited weekend; Monmouth Historic Inn with tours by Jeff Mansell, Nat'l Park Service of Melrose, downtown, The Elms, Elgin Plantation, Dunleith and Stanton Hall

December 14, 2014
3-5 p.m.
Christmas Tea

January 8, 2015
Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial; Creole Queen dinner and cruise and program: Dr. Sam Cavell – "The Real Battle of New Orleans: the egos, the mistakes and the dumb luck that made an American victory" 7-10 p.m.
Co-sponsor ESU Jackson, MS

March 1, 2015
National Shakespeare Competition 1-4 p.m. at Celebration of Shakespeare at Tulane University
Winner,Camille Albarez of Covington High School, teacher Gary Mendoza; Runner Up, Cortlun Melton of Breaux Bridge High School, teacher Jan Corzo; 3rd Place Winner, Kristen Swanson of Hammond High Magnet School, teacher Deidra Disher 

May 15, 2015 
Curt DiCamillo – Greed, Lust and Murder: Henry VIII and the Tudor Court and How it Changed England Forever
http://dicamillocompanion.com/Lectures.html

June 7
12-2 p.m.
Queen's Birthday Brunch, New Orleans Country Club
Theme - "The Queen's Garden Party" 

 

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Shakespeare Set Free Institute is Coming to New Orleans

The New Orleans Branch of the ESU is proud to sponsor a Shakespeare Set Free Institute in New Orleans this July. These are two-day interactive, intensive, non-residential institutes for middle and high school teachers in partnership with the world renown Folger Shakespeare Library. 

For more information about the Institute or to Register,
Click Here

 

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Lafayette student wins Shakespeare competition

Josiah Price, a student at Early College Academy in Lafayette, placed first in the state Shakespeare competition. He received an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to compete in the nationals at Lincoln Center on April 22. If he wins in New York, Josiah will then win an all-expenses-paid trip to study acting in England. The annual competition is sponsored by the English Speaking Union (ESU). This is Josiah's first attempt at the competition, performing a monologue from OTHELLO and one of Shakespeare's sonnets.

 

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