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2019 ESU Ukraine Shakespeare Competition

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We invite pupils and students to join us for

the 2019 ESU Ukraine Shakespeare Competition!

The 2019 English-Speaking Union Ukraine Shakespeare Competition will take place on 1-25 April 2019 at  Central Ukrainian State Pedagogical University.

The Competition is open for 10-11 form school pupils and 1-6 year of studying university students.


Round 1:


1.      Make a video presentation of one sonnetand save it on Youtube. Take the sonnet only on the site.

2.      Download an application formfrom the ESU web-site ( “Our Projects”, Shakespeare Competition). Fill in the form, indicating the reference to the video presentation on Youtube.

3.      Send the application form with a link on the presentation in Youtube by email to Write your surname as the name of the document.


The Deadline for application forms and video presentations is 1 April, 2019.

The results of Round 1 will be announced on 10, April 2019 on the ESU site and semi-finalists will be invited to take part in the final of the competition.


Round 2:


1.      Semi-finalists learn and recite a different sonnet by W. Shakespeare in the final stage of the competition. It will be held on 25April 2019.




  • Each participant must select, memorize and perform one sonnet from Shakespeare's 154 sonnet cycle for Round 1, and a different one for Round 2;
  • The sonnet must be complete (no cutting of lines in the sonnet is allowed);
  • The presentation should be shot indoors, in one place, at one time in sequence;
  • Full-length shot, formal style;
  • Students can not wear costumes or use props of any kind (including chairs, jewelry, items of clothing, etc.);
  • Music accompaniment is not allowed.

Presentations, which do not meet the above mentioned requirements, will not be taken into consideration.

Through the Shakespeare Competition students develop communication skills and an appreciation of the power of the English language and literature.

In the English-Speaking Union Ukraine Shakespeare Competition students:

  • Get engaged in an interactive, performance-based study of the English literature.
  • Participate in the close reading of Shakespeare's text through intellectual, physical and vocal engagement.
  • Develop critical thinking and close reading skills.
  • Increase their self-confidence with public-speaking.
  • Discover and explore the beauty of the complexity of Shakespeare's poetic language and classic themes.
  • Bring the timeless works of Shakespeare to life and learn to express his words with understanding, feeling and clarity.

To learn more about the Competition and the English-Speaking Union Ukraine, visit  Contact us by email/by mobile phone:

066 3317911 Nadiya Ivanenko

0672546400 Larysa Yarova