News And Events

                   Peter Horton, M.D.

Private Education in England: Facts, fiction, myths and legends 

(or my experience of life at Repton School)

Sunday, February 28, 2016
Cocktails ~ 12:30   Lunch ~ 1:00
$35 members  ~  $40 guests
Cash Bar  ~  Guests welcome 


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St. Louis Shakespeare Contest 2016

The St. Louis ESU Branch's Annual Shakespeare competition took place Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Fontbonne University in St. Louis. The winning students are

  • First place: Hannah Ryan from Clayton High School
  • Second place: Thomas Horton from Thomas Jefferson School
  • Third place: Rhiannon Skye Creighton from Mehlville High School


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"From Upstart to Icon: Shakespeare at 400"

University of Missouri St. Louis    


 "From Upstart to Icon: Shakespeare at 400"
Sunday, January 31, 2016

 Cocktails ~ 12:30   Lunch ~ 1:00
$35 members  ~  $40 guests
Cash Bar  ~  Guests welcome

Kurt Schreyer, Associate Professor at the University of Missouri St. Louis, teaches courses on Shakespeare and early English drama. He received his MA at the University of Notre Dame and his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. His interests extend to a wide variety of genres and texts — across the traditional medieval/Renaissance disciplinary divide, from Chaucer to Milton, and from epic and romance to devotional lyric.  In his teaching, he stimulates student curiosity by underscoring the historical, cultural, and linguistic differences between pre-modern England and our own society. His recently published book, Shakespeare's Medieval Craft: Remnants of the Mysteries on the London Stage (Cornell University Press), demonstrates the central importance of various theatrical practices from pre-Reformation religious drama to Shakespeare's stagecraft.


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Visit of Walter Hines Page Scholar

Our Walter Hines Page Scholar, Cecilia Furze de Garrett, arrived from Argentina and began a whirlwind three days (February 12, 13 and 14) of meetings with educators, tours of the city, and dining at some of our city's restaurants.


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The English-Speaking Union

St. Louis Branch

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Welcome to the ESU

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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