Shakespeare on the Platform - Insights, Inspiration, & Innovation
Shakespeare On the Platform (SHOP) $1,250 High School Competition - "find your voice"
The annual SHOP competition is a chance for Ottawa high school students to win prize money for themselves and their schools.
Over more than 25 years, the Royal Commonwealth Society and English Speaking Union have given away over $30,000 dollars, through the annual Shakespeare on the Platform - SHOP competition.
Shakespeare's works are a study in psychology, they are still relevant today as many current programs like "Sons of Anarchy" are based upon them. Explore the seasons of life and the human condition: love, loss, courage, hatred, politics ... in the Bard's brilliant soliloquies and sonnets.
Find your voice, build confidence, and hone your public speaking chops. Learn how to influence others - it is not just what you say, but how you say it. Get expert feedback and win some of the $1250 in prize money.
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THIS YEAR'S NOVEMBER COMPETITION WILL BE VIRTUAL, DUE TO COVID-19.