The Shakespeare Competition organized by the Anglo Mexican Foundation is a curricular-focused program designed to assist students in the development of their language skills and dramatic talent, from the memorization and on-stage representation of both a monologue and of a sonnet by William Shakespeare. Different schools in Mexico City participate in the competition each year for a grand prize.
Students from each school memorize and present on stage a sonnet and monologue by William Shakespeare. In this event, three winners selected by a specialized jury are selected. The co-winners of the first place win their participation, with all expenses covered, to the Midsummer Conservatory Program (MCP), an intensive course in Oxford at the British American Drama Academy. The second place wins a trip to New York, with all expenses covered, to participate in the final of the National Shakespeare Contest of The English-Speaking Union of the United States, which takes place at the Lincoln Center.
ASF students, Valentina Giray, Lauro Flores, Ana Paula Monterrubio, Chloe Roman, Sebastián Baca, Alejandra Díaz Pizarro, Gonzalo Álvarez and Sofía Sabogal put on their best performances in front of judges Ms. Debbie Ramon, ASF English Teacher and Shakespeare Expert; Mr. Pearce Littler, Professional Musician and ASF Music Teacher; and Mr. Manuel Fagoaga, Visual Artist, Theatrical Designer and FAC Staff Member, who selected Sebastián Baca and Gonzalo Álvarez as the lucky winners who will go on to represent ASF in the competition.
Finally, we would like to thank Mr. Jerónimo Best, Mr. Ian Woolrich, Ms. Geralldy Nájera, Ms. Rosana Cesarman, Mrs. Beatriz Finny and Mr. Seamus Finny for their invaluable support during the competition.
Check out below the photos from the competition and click here to see the program from the event.