The 25th Annual National Shakespeare Competition sponsored by the DFW English-Speaking Union is to be held Sat., Feb. 20th, at Highland Park High School.  Winning students of fall-winter competitions representing 12 area high schools perform their Shakespeare selections before judges in hopes of being the DFW representative at the national competition to be held later this spring. Winner of the national competition in New York receives a summer trip to England to study Shakespeare first-hand.


Shakespeare lovers are invited to gather at 9 am, Feb. 20, to enjoy the student presentations.  Popular Dallas public speaker Rose-Mary Rumbley opens the event with a reflection on this year as the 400th Anniversary of the Death of Shakespeare.  Highland Park High School is located at 4220 Emerson.


Mission of the English-Speaking Union is to celebrate English as a shared language to foster global understand and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members.” With headquarters in New York, the DFW branch is one of 70 E-SU branches nationwide.

For information regarding the National Shakespeare Competition, consult or email   For information on the DFW branch of E-SU, or call 214-734-6844.