“Things won are done; joy’s soul lies in the doing.”
William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida
Each year the English Speaking Union of the United States challenges high school students from across the country to learn and perform one sonnet and one monologue from Shakespeare’s vast collection of works. The students then compete within their schools for the chance to participate in a regional competition and then the final winner will perform at the national Shakespeare event hosted by the ESU in New York City. It is with great pride that this will be the Athenæum’s fifth year hosting Rhode Island’s regional competition and our third year as home to the Rhode Island Branch of the ESU US Shakespeare competition. Please join us for a thoroughly entertaining afternoon presented by our state’s most talented students!
Ages 6+ and adults of all ages. Free and open to the public.