2017 Shakespeare Competition

Kansas City Branch of the English-Speaking Union
Area high school students present their own interpretations of Shakespeare’s works as they compete in this annual event sponsored by the Kansas City Branch of the English-Speaking Union. At stake: a berth in the national competition in New York.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Program: 
2:30 pm
Area high school students bring Shakespeare to life, lending their own interpretations of his monologues and sonnets as they compete for a berth in the national competition in New York City.
 
The 33rd annual event, sponsored by the Kansas City Branch of the English-Speaking Union, is designed to develop students’ speaking and critical thinking skills as they explore Shakespeare. It features the winners of preliminary competitions at KC-area high schools, plus a contest for home-schooled students. Local champions twice have gone on to win the national event in New York, this year tentatively scheduled for late April.