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Boston ESU Shakespeare Competition Finals

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2013 Competition Winner Anna Bortnick

On Sunday February 3, 2013, Boston was treated to ten excellent performances by Massachusetts finalists in the English Speaking Union's 30th annual High School Shakespeare Competition, held at Emerson College's Semple Theatre at the Tufte Performance Center.
The contest, co-sponsored for the first time by the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, consisted of a prepared performance of a 20-line monologue from one of Shakespeare's plays , a sonnet recitation and then a cold reading of a monologue (with only 15 minutes to prepare) by each contestant.

We are pleased to announce that this year the judges selected Anna Bortnick of Wellesley High School as the winner to represent the Boston Branch in the national finals in New York City this April.


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Congratulations to all Semi-Finalists and Finalists of the Shakespeare Competition

We would like to thank and commend all semi-finalist competitors who competed in Old South Church in Boston for their performances last Saturday and are looking forward to our finalist competition this weekend.

The following individuals have been selected as finalists to compete next weekend:

  • Anna Bortnick
  • Sophie Hall
  • Casey McCormick
  • Aurelia Paquette
  • Colin McIsaac
  • Allsun O'Malley
  • David Tracy
  • Nora Moussa
  • Jonathan Drapinski
  • Meghan Hornblower

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