Congratulations to all fifty-seven students who participated in the English Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition on May 2nd.
First Place winner Connor Lawhorn received a full scholarship to the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts Shakespeare Summer School in London, England. He will also participate in the American Shakespeare Center Theatre Camp 2011.
ASC Director of Education Sarah Enloe awarded Second Place winner K. Claire Hilton a full scholarship to the American Shakespeare Center Theatre Camp 2011.
ASC Director of Education Sarah Enloe with Second Place winner K. Claire Hilton
Since 1983, approximately 250,000 students from public, independent and parochial high schools have explored the beauty and scope of Shakespeare's language through The English Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition.
Annually, 16,000 students and 2,000 teachers from 60 ESU Branches participate in a curriculum-based program designed to help high school students develop their communications skills and appreciation of language and literature, through the study, interpretation and performance of Shakespeare’s monologues and sonnets. Students participate in three qualifying stages at the school, Branch and national levels. The English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition first place winner will receive the ESU's Amanda Steele Scholarship for summer study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
To learn more about how to get your students involved, please visit the ESU's website.
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The White Devil (PWYW)
Friday, January 30, 2015, 7:30 pm
The Taming of the Shrew
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 2:00 pm
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7:30 pm
Actors' Renaissance Season