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Margaret Thatcher: Britain Transformed - A Lecture by Noel Sloan

Thursday, April 5, 2018

6:30 p.m.

The English-Speaking Union
144 East 39
th Street, New York City

Margaret Thatcher was one of the outstanding leaders of the 20th century: she had a radical vision and implemented it. She changed Britain so much that even her opponents came to adopt her policies, and some of her ideas have been implemented by countries around the world.  

In the 1970s, Britain was regarded as the "sick man of Europe," a country whose governments were unable to address the problems of a weak economy and industrial unrest. Under Thatcher's leadership, Britain's economy, by the end of the 1980s, had become a model for other countries to copy. Once again Britain's influence was felt around the world. Her achievements include cutting income tax rates while also reducing public debt, privatizing state-owned businesses, taming militant trade unions, and contributing to the collapse of Soviet communism.

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Amateur Comedy Club: The Underpants

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Yuletide Party

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Rebecca Fraser - The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America

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We Fainted Alternately on the Sofa

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It's Only a Play

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Churchill's Legacy : Two Speeches to Save the World

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Branch Lecture

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NEW YORK CITY TEEN A FINALIST IN 34th ANNUAL ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION NATIONAL SHAKESPEARE COMPETITON IN NEW YORK CITY

With a performance of a sonnet and monologue from Shakespeare, Lee Ann Bael from Brooklyn, NY, a student of Scott Austin at Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn, won a place as one of the 10 finalists in the 34th annual English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition in New York City. The Competition took place on May 1, 2017 on the stage of the Mitzi Newhouse Theater with 54 semi-finalists from as many ESU Branch competitions nationwide. Lee previously won the ESU New York City Branch competition.

The winner of the 34th English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition, Ogechi Egonu, representing the San Francisco Branch, received a full scholarship to attend the American Shakespeare Center Theatre Camp in Staunton, VA, this summer.  Second place winner, Brandon Burk, from the Kentucky Branch, won a cash prize of $1,000 from The English-Speaking Union, while the third place winner, Trevon Wainwright, representing the Kansas City Branch of the ESU, received an award of $500 provided by The Shakespeare Society.

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