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  • Date: 3-03-2016, 19:06
3-03-2016, 19:06

We invite students to join us for the 2016 ESU Ukraine Shakespeare Competition!

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The English Speaking Union Ukraine


Shakespeare Competition 2016 will take place on:



Thursday, 21 April 2016,

10. a.m.

Assembly Hall


Old Building of

Kirovograd State Pedagogical University,

1 Shevchenko Street, Kirovograd, Ukraine.

All the participants are to be at the assembly hall



at 9.30 a.m. for the orientation meeting.




The year of 2016 is four hundredth anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. It is a wonderful opportunity to commemorate one of the greatest writers of the world, who by the words of Ben Jonson “was not of an age, but for all time!”

The Conveners of the English-Speaking Union Ukraine have great pleasure in announcing Shakespeare Competition 2016.


The Competition is open for 10-11 form school pupils and 1-4 year university students.

To apply for the competition a student should: send a filled in application form by email to the address: by 25, March 2016


Please, take the application form on the site


For participants from Kirovograd regionthe 2016 ESU Ukraine Shakespeare Competition will take place on 21 April 2016 at the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Kirovograd State Pedagogical University, Assembly Hall, 1, Shevchenko Street, Kirovograd, Ukraine.

Participants from other regions of Ukraine should make a video of performing one of Shakespeare’s sonnetssave it onYou tube, give the link to it in the registration form, send a video and registration form to by 25, March 2016



Each student must select, memorize and perform one sonnet from Shakespeare's 154 sonnet cycle.

  • The sonnet must be complete (no cutting of lines in the sonnet is allowed).
  •  It is not allowed to use props of any kind, including chairs, jewelry, items of clothing, etc.
  •  Music is not allowed to use
  • Video presentations should be shot indoors, in one place, at one time in sequence, full length shot, formal style.


In the English-Speaking UnionUkraine 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 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 UnionUkraine, visit  

Contact us by email/mobile phone:


0509179515 Margaryta Danilko


066 3317911 Nadiya Ivanenko


0672546400 Larysa Yarova


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