"It was fantastic to see so many young people lit up by Shakespeare - hopefully it will be the start of a life-long love and interest!" - Teacher from Harris Academy, 2013.
The ESU Performing Shakespeare Competition is the ESU's flagship Shakespeare education competition.
Performing Shakespeare allows KS3 students to enhance their understanding and enjoyment of Shakespeare through theatre and performance.
Pupils submit a short video of themselves performing a monologue or duologue from any of Shakespeare's texts. These are then adjudicated by expert judges, kindly assembled by ESU regional branches. The very best of these entrants are then invited for a day of workshops and competition at the ESU's international headquarters at Dartmouth House.
Performing Shakespeare is kindly sponsored by the ESU's London branch.
Performing Shakespeare 2014 has finished. If you are interested in taking part in Performing Shakespeare 2015, please email the competition convenor.
For tips and activities, view or download the handbook for Performing Shakespeare participants.
To download the handbook, please click on the link below.