Canning Shakespeare Competition a chance to be – or not to be – recognised on stage


Canning Shakespeare Competition winners with Canning MHR Andrew Hastie.
Canning Shakespeare Competition winners with Canning MHR Andrew Hastie.

THE CANNING Shakespeare Competition celebrates art, performance, and the contribution of Shakespeare to our language and culture – and it’s back again in Mandurah for another run this year.

Canning MHR Andrew Hastie runs the competition every year for young people who live in Canning.

“The Canning Shakespeare Competition is an opportunity for students to push themselves, try something new, and discover the riches of our most influential poet and playwright,” he said.

“Shakespeare’s work has been incredibly influential on our language and culture.

“The Canning Shakespeare Competition is about celebrating that contribution, and passing it on to the next generation.”

Year 10 to 12 students living in the electorate of Canning can enter a video performance of a monologue from one of Shakespeare’s works.

Monologues must be a maximum of 2.5 minutes long, performed in character, from memory.

Submissions can be submitted to the office of Andrew Hastie and are due June 22 by 5pm.

Ten Finalists will be selected to perform their monologue before a live audience and a panel of expert judges on July 21 at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.

There will be three prizes to be won including $1000 and two tickets to Bell Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar for the first place winner, $750 and two tickets to the Bell Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar for second place and $500 and two tickets to the Bell Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar for third place.

For more information, visit www.andrewhastie.com.au/2018shakespeare.

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