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Rhode Island Branch Gears up for 2021-22 Shakespeare Monologue Competition

(Providence, RI) "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players…" so says the character, Jaques, in Shakespeare's As You Like It. In Rhode Island, these players may include many area high school students, as we once again invite them to take part in the English Speaking Union's Annual Shakespeare Monologue Competition.


Held completely online last year, the ESU Competition will be presenting a hybrid option for the 2021-2022 school year. Participating schools will have the discretion of holding either online or in-person competitions; the same will be true for Branch and National level competitions. But the Finals Competition will most likely be held in-person (regulations permitting, of course), with the ten finalists traveling, all expenses paid, to New York City to compete for first, second, and third places.


This year locally, we are offering a Shakespeare Performance workshop for students in participating schools, given by educators from the newly-formed RI Shakespeare Rep, based in Providence. Participants will receive tips on best performance practices for Shakespeare including exercises in voice, breath, line delivery, and emotion. (Times and dates TBD).


For more information, please send an inquiry to and include the name of your school (or homeschool) and a reply email and name.


We are looking forward to a wonderful year of Shakespeare performance work and hope to hear from you soon!

Christin L Goff

Coordinator, Shakespeare Monologue Competition

RI Branch


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