The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0153  Saturday, 17 February 2007

From: 		John F. Andrews <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Friday, 16 Feb 2007 11:49:22 -0500
Subject: 	ESU Washington Shakespeare Events

The Changing Faces of Shakespeare
Wednesday, February 21, at 7:00 p.m.
Corcoran Gallery Of Art
500 17th Street NW
ESU Members, $15; Others, $20

The Corcoran Gallery of Art has kindly extended its member rate to ESU 
constituents for an evening at which Erin C. Blake, Curator of Art and 
Special Collections at the Folger Shakespeare Library, will examine how 
the world's preeminent dramatist has been depicted over the centuries. 
Dr. Blake holds an art history degree from Stanford University, and 
she'll use visual images to demonstrate that whether he is depicted as a 
youthful genius, as a national icon of Great Britain, or as an exemplar 
of modern kitsch, the Superbard remains instantly recognizable. To 
reserve space at the $15 rate, call (202) 639-1770, and refer to this 

ESU's 18th Annual Shakespeare Competition
Monday, March 5
Opening Round 1:30, Buffet Reception, 6:00, Concluding Round, 7:00 P.M.
The Lansburgh Theatre, 450 7th Street NW

No Admission Charge, but Reservations Requested

We hope you'll mark your calendar for an event that has established 
itself as one of the ESU's signature occasions: our annual Shakespeare 
Competition for the National Capital Region. The object of this 
much-praised contest is to enhance students' appreciation for and 
comprehension of a poet who has been described as history's most 
reliable guide to the mileposts of life. It provides an opportunity for 
entrants from the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades to display the insights 
and skills they've acquired as they recite vignettes from such dramatic 
masterpieces as Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing. Contestants derive 
from public, private, and parochial institutions throughout the area, 
and their renderings are evaluated by an eminent panel of actors, 
directors, and teachers. Those who emerge as the top three contenders 
earn monetary prizes. The one with the highest rating proceeds to 
Lincoln Center in New York for an April 23rd National Shakespeare 
Competition whose winner will receive several weeks of training at the 
British-American Drama Academy in England. Thanks to the National 
Geographic Society, each participant will be recognized with a beautiful 
keepsake. As in the past, primary support for this festival is supplied 
by the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, with substantial 
assistance from Dr. Marjorie J. Williams and from our colleagues at the 
Shakespeare Theatre Company. For more information, including details 
about the noted speakers and panelists who will grace this year's 
celebration, click on the link to Shakespeare.

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