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Brace up thy doublets and don thy ruffs. It’s time for the Annual Pearl Mayefsky Shakespeare Festival! Choose a monologue from the ESU Monologue Packet and perform it. 9th and 10th graders perform 1/14. 11th and 12th graders perform 1/15. The top three finishers win prizes! Click the headline to register. Registration Deadline is Friday, December 20th. Questions/concerns? Come to the info session with Ms. Huczko on Wednesday, December 11th at 3:35 in room 5W8.


WHO: Students in the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades

WHAT: Read, analyze, memorize, and perform a monologue from one of Shakespeare’s plays

WHEN: 9th and 10th graders will perform Tuesday, January 14th at 3:40 pm in the Mack Library; 11th and 12th graders will perform Wednesday, January 15th at 3:40 pm in the Mack Library.

DEADLINE: This form is due Friday, December 20th at 5 pm.

You MUST choose an approved monologue from this list: 

*The winner of the 9th and 10th grade competition will advance to the 11th and 12th grade competition on Wednesday, 1/15.

*The School Winner advances to the local English-Speaking Union Branch Competition, adding a sonnet to his or her presentation.

*The Branch Competition Winner will have the opportunity to compete on stage at Lincoln Center. The winner will also participate include acting workshops and cultural activities.

*The ESU National Competition Winner is awarded an all-expenses-paid trip to study acting in Shakespeare’s homeland, England.

In 2018, the 1st place winner was awarded a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art’s Young Actors Summer School in London, England. The runner-up received a scholarship to the American Shakespeare Center’s Theatre Camp in Staunton, Virginia. The 3rd place winner was awarded $500 by The Shakespeare Society in New York, NY.

To register for the first round of competition, please complete the following Competition Registration Form. For further information, please contact Ms. Huczko at  She can also be found in room 5W8 on Even Cycle days periods 6 through 8 and everyday after 10th period.