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ESU Celebrates Shakespeare 400

What is ESU Shakespeare 400?

On April 23, 1616, William Shakespeare died in Stratford-upon-Avon in England, and his extraordinary legacy began.  Around the globe next year, theaters, universities, museums and schools will celebrate his plays and sonnets and their impact from Renaissance England to the entire world today.

The English-Speaking Union will be taking part in this year-long celebration of the Bard's legacy.  We will be honoring him through in-school and community-based student Shakespeare competitions, workshops and classes for educators in the US and the UK, and lectures and special events at our Branches across the country.  This is a wonderful opportunity to both showcase our national and international partnerships (with such organizations as the Folger Shakespeare Library and Shakespeare's Globe) and to celebrate the great work that our Branches are already doing in their local communities. 

Please join us for these events and more in 2016:

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