Off By Heart Shakespeare – Competition in which British youngsters are invited to learn and perform a famous speech from one of Shakespeare’s plays. They will take on classic speeches and monologues from his greatest works such as Macbeth, Romeo And Juliet, Hamlet and As You Like It. Contestants will be expected to know their one chosen speech for the initial stage of the competition off by heart and will be judged on their delivery and articulation, comprehension, physical expression used to enhance meaning and their potential for further development.
The panel of judges (to be announced) will select nine finalists to compete in a televised Grand Final hosted by the RSC in the newly reopened Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, in January 2012 which will be shown as part of the BBC’s Shakespeare Season.
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