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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 Rhode Island Shakespeare Competition

Schools across Rhode Island serving grades 9-12 are invited to participate.

School Competition

Complete 2018 School Participation Form by October 16, 2017

Notify the ESU Rhode Island of your School Winner by completing the School Winner Entry Form by January 31, 2018

  • All School Winners must complete and return the Photo Release Form by January 31, 2018

Branch Competition Finals

11:30am, February 25, 2018 at The Providence Athanaeum (251 Benefit St., Providence, RI 02903)

National Competition

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


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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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