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With a performance of a sonnet and monologue from Shakespeare, Cecilia Brown  from Buffalo, NY, a student of Dallas Belge at City Honors in Buffalo, 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. Cecilia previously won the ESU Niagara Frontier/Buffalo 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.

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Registration Now Open for 2014 Shakespeare Teacher Intensive

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Teachers learn effective, interactive methods to teaching the Bard.

We invite local middle and high school educators across the country to celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday this year by participating in the 2014 Shakespeare Teacher Intensives:  Romeo and Juliet.  This partnership program with the world-renowned Folger Shakespeare Library allows teachers to learn the Folger's easily-adapted methods and receive materials designed to engage their students in the Bard's works.   Learn more about this program and register today


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2014 Shakespeare Competition

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2013 Buffalo Competition Winner (Eliza Hopkins)

We invite all schools serving Grades 9-12 in the Buffalo, NY area to participate in the 2014 Shakespeare Competition. Learn more about the Competition in Buffalo and register your school.  Participation is free!


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2013 National Shakespeare Competition

We invite all schools serving Grades 9-12 in the Buffalo, NY area to participate in the 2013 Competition. Learn more on our own Niagara Frontier/Buffalo Shakespeare Competition webpage.


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The English-Speaking Union

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