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Notice of AGMNotice is hereby given that the 96th Annual General Meeting of the English-Speaking Union of the Commonwealth will be held at Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street, London W1J 5ED on Tuesday 15th December 2015 at 4.15pm.
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'A tremendous campaign and competition (...) I only wish every child were able to take part.
Ben Crystal, 2015 Grand Final Judge.
CALL FOR JUDGES
Due to the growing popularity of this competition, we are looking for judges to help us select the best entries from our initial video round and subsequent regional finals. If you have a real passion for Shakespeare, theatre and performance or literature, please contact Emma Coffey on Emma.Coffey@esu.org or 0207 529 1590 for more details.
ESU PERFORMING SHAKESPEARE COMPETITION 2015/16
2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death and his works are as prevalent in the National Curriculum as ever. Here at the ESU, we believe that one of the most exciting ways for young people to engage with Shakespeare's works in through the medium in which they were intended to be enjoyed.
The ESU Performing Shakespeare Competition allows all Key Stage 3 pupils and homeschooled pupils between the ages of 11 and 14 to enhance their understanding and enjoyment of Shakespeare through theatre and performance. With newly created resources available to teachers during the process, the ESU is excited to enter the 5th year of this growing national competition.
Pupils submit a short video of themselves performing a monologue or duologue from any of Shakespeare's texts. These are then adjudicated by our regional panels and the best entries are sent forward to the Regional Finals, a day which will include educational workshops and a reprise of the video entries in front of a live audience. Winners from each region will be invited to the National Grand Final in London, in March 2016.
Performing Shakespeare is kindly sponsored by the ESU's London Region.
HOW TO REGISTER
Registration for this competition is now closed. Registration is free of charge and there is no limit to the number of pupils who may enter from each school.
If you have any queries regarding the competition, please contact the National Co-Ordinator, Emma Coffey on Emma.Coffey@esu.org or 0207 529 1590.