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William Shakespeare Wreath Laying Ceremony

William Shakespeare
Wreath Laying Ceremony

Commemorating the 453rd Anniversary of the birth of
William Shakespeare 

Sunday, April 23, 2017 
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CDT) 

Tower Grove Park
at the Shakespeare Statue in Flag Circle
at Center Cross and Main Drives

Edward Martin, St. Louis Branch ESU VP, will say a few words about the English Speaking Union / St. Louis Branch. Julia Hotaling, St. Louis Shakespeare Competition winner, will perform a monologue by Margaret, from Henry VI part 3, and will recite Sonnet 130. Paula Heller, STL Branch Shakespeare Competition Coordinator, will introduce Julia. Light refreshments will follow at the Lily Pond Shelter. 

 

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“The Apparel Oft Proclaims the Man…and Woman”

DONNA NORTHCOTT, MA
Associate Professor, Theatre — Lindenwood University
St. Louis Branch 2016 BUSS Scholar

"The Apparel Oft Proclaims the Man…and Woman"

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Cocktails ~ 12:30   Lunch ~ 1:00    
$35 members  ~  $40 guests

Donna Northcott holds a BA in Theatre from St. Louis University and an MA in Theatre from Northwestern University. She studied Shakespearean acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), Summer Seminar at Oxford University, Meisner Technique at the Actors' Center in Chicago; interned in Artistic Administration at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and has taught Meisner Technique and Shakespeare acting workshops in Chicago and St. Louis. Prior to coming to Lindenwood University, Ms. Northcott was employed as the Live Theatre Manager at the St. Louis Science Center, where she created the Science Theatre Caravan touring program, and later sh served as the Youth Theatre Manager at the Jewish Community Center. She currently serves as an Artistic Advisor for the St. Louis Science Center.

 

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St. Louis Branch Shakespeare Competition

The English-Speaking Union of St. Louis hosted a wonderful Saturday morning of young people and Shakespeare on February 4, 2017  at  Fontbonne University! 

Thanks to Joan Falk and Deanna Jent, we were able to meet at Fontbonne University for the annual ESU Shakespeare competition.  Ten area schools sent competitors who inspired all in attendance at their grasp of the language and rhythm of the Bard.  In fact every year, the students seem to get stronger and stronger at performing Shakespeare. 

 

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2017 Walter Hines Page Scholar

The St. Louis Branch of the English-Speaking Union hosted Mr. Peter Hambridge as our 2017 Walter Hines Page Scholar.  Mr. Hambridge currently serves at the Head of Biology and the Joint Head of Science at Parmiter's School in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.  The goal of his visit was to explore strategies that American high schools use to support and encourage students in their pursuit of post-secondary science studies and careers.  He was provided with an informative and tasty tour of St. Louis, spoke about today's technological world at the St. Louis Branch February luncheon, toured four local schools, met with a professor of Educational Leadership at Maryville University, and attended a Saint Louis University basketball game.  

 

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Walter Hines Page Scholar 2017

PETER HAMBRIDGE, M.Ed 
St. Louis Branch ESU 
Walter Hines Page Scholar 2017

"Supporting the Next Generation of Scientists"

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Cocktails ~ 12:30   Lunch ~ 1:00   
$35 members  ~  $40 guests    


Peter Hambridge is the Joint Head of Science and Head of Biology at Parmiter's School, Hertfordshire UK, where he has taught Biology, Chemistry and Physics to the school's 11-18 year old students. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Newcastle, his Qualified Teacher Status from Middlesex University and his Master of Education degree from the University of Cambridge.

 

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