Holiday Party Pictures
Special Guest Melinda Ponder will read a Christmas Poem by beloved American Poet Katharine Lee Bates
Harriet Cross, British Consul General in Boston, spoke to members and guests at the Queen's birthday party on June 4.
Boston Branch president, Paul Boghosian (left) with branch members Jody Dow and George Withington
Branch Shakespeare coordinator Julia Perlowski (right) with other members of the student troupe that performed a scene from Hamlet.
North Andover High School student Liam Houlihan performing as Hamlet from Shakespeare's play.
Paul Boghosian in conversation with members Joy Renjilian-Burgy and her husband, Don.
Boston Branch director Harriet Davis (left) with members Eric Birch and Sandra Moose.
With a performance of a sonnet and monologue from Shakespeare, Dominique Marshall from Natick, MA, a student of Juliet Bailey at The Rivers School in Weston, 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. Dominique previously won the ESU Boston Branch competition.
This year's 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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