2018 Sneaking Up on Shakespeare
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With a performance of a sonnet and monologue from Shakespeare, Haley Clark from Tulsa, OK, a student of Amber Harrington at Edison Preparatory School in Tulsa, placed as a semi-finalist 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 at Lincoln Center with 54 semi-finalists from as many ESU Branch competitions nationwide. Haley previously won the ESU Tulsa & OKC 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.
Bring Shakespeare to Life in Your Classroom!
ESU SNEAKING UP ON SHAKESPEARE
Two-Day Teaching Shakespeare through
The University of Tulsa, July 17-18 – Hamlet
The Oklahoma City and Tulsa branches of The English-Speaking Union with the support of The University of Tulsa and Cambridge University, are hosting a Two-day Sneaking up on Shakespeareworkshop:
Tulsa at The University of Tulsa, July 17-18, Shakespeare's tragedy, Hamlet.
Sneaking up on Shakespeare workshops offer practical, active approaches to teaching Shakespeare and helping students own the language and the plays through collaboration and performance. The focus of this approach is the development of performance-based strategies for teaching Shakespeare. Participants will experience a wide range of active learning strategies and leave with the latest teaching materials.
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