Shakespeare Monologue Competition

The Shakespeare Monologue competition this year included over 100 brilliant pieces all of a very high standard. We are delighted to announce the winners and highly commended below.

Opening date for entries: Monday 2 December 2019
Deadline to enter: Friday 6 March 2020

ISA Shakespeare Monologues Competition 2020 – Rules and guidelines

This event is not yet open for entries

Shakespeare Monologue Competition 2019

Congratulations to the overall winners and highly commended from Park Hill School (LW); The Gower School (LN); École Jeannine Manuel (LW); St Joseph’s School (SW); St Mary’s School (LN); Claires Court Senior Boys (LW); Myddelton College (N); Queen Ethelburga’s Faculty (N); St David’s Prep (LS); Gosfield School (E); Arts Educational Schools London (LW);

Click here to view the 2019 ISA Shakespeare Monologue Results

2019 ISA Shakespeare Monologue Winners videos

2019 ISA Shakespeare Monologue  Highly Commended videos 

Judge’s report – Shakespeare Monologue 2019

Judge’s notes in full – Shakespeare Monologue 2019

We are delighted that the competition this year was judged by Mr James Hartley, author of Cold Fire “the second in the Shakespeare´s Moon series based on Romeo and Juliet”. Many thanks to James for his adjudication and wonderful feedback to all those who took part.

James Hartley was born on the Wirral in 1973. He has lived in Singapore, Oman, Scotland and France but now lives and works in Madrid, Spain, with his wife and two children. The Shakespeare´s Moon series of books are aimed at giving young teenager readers a fresh route into the plays. The books are stocked at the Globe and National theatres and are supported by writers such as Charles Nichols and actors like Christopher Ecclestone. James works closely with Shakespeare´s Schoolroom in Stratford-Upon- Avon, where Shakespeare went to school. James loves to hear from teachers, educators and young readers and writers and you can read more about the books and contact him here:

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Only schools whose Head is a Member with ISA are eligible to enter this competition. Please contact our membership department to enquire about joining ISA.