Welcome to Term 2!

We are holding a number of Shakespearean classes this term on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and Much Ado About Nothing. To celebrate all the Shakespeare goodness, we are running several competitions and giveaways. Read on!

Competitions: Bell Shakespeare Tickets

We are giving away a total of 8 tickets to Bell Shakespeare productions at the Sydney Opera House later this year.

Here is some information about the productions:

Titus Andronicus

This is Shakespeare’s bloodiest play - much bloodier than Macbeth (and that’s saying a lot, especially for those attended the Pop-up Globe production last year)! Shakespeare (co-)wrote this in the early stages of his career, and it’s very much a Renaissance revenge tragedy. Due to age recommendations, our competition is restricted to students over 16.

The tickets we have purchased are for Sunday 15 September at 4pm.
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Much Ado About Nothing

A romantic comedy with a central battle of wits, and jealousy and deception served on the side - one of our favourite Shakespeare plays! Many students will have studied Much Ado About Nothing before, either at school or with us, which makes this a perfect opportunity to see how Shakespeare can come to life! Due to age recommendations, our competition is restricted to students over 13.

The tickets we have purchased are for Sunday 17 November at 4pm.
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How to enter
  1. Create a response to the following question: What do you enjoy most about Shakespeare, literature, or your time at Shakespeare Academy?

  2. You response can be in any medium: poetry, painting, interpretative dance… Feel free to check out last year’s winning entries for inspiration.

  3. You may work alone or with a friend (which will make it a ticket for each of you).

  4. Email your response to with the subject ‘Bell Shakespeare’ by 31 July 2019. Yup, you have over two months to enter (but don’t leave it to the last minute)!

  5. In your email, mention which play you prefer to attend. Entrants with the highest scores will be given first preference.

  6. Entries are open to all Shakespeare Academy students enrolled in Term 2, enrolling in Term 3, or have attended two school holiday workshops in 2019 by the due date.

  7. Entries will be judged by our panel of tutor judges: Dr Lin, Mr Poulos, and Ms Kim

  8. Have fun!



We also have a backpack we are giving away. This is open to all students currently enrolled in Shakespeare Academy, and students on hiatus who have attended for a total of two terms in the past. To enter, simply email with the subject ‘Backpack’. You don’t need to write anything in the email - this is a simple giveaway, after all!

We will draw one winner on Monday 10 June at 10am, so please make sure your emails are in by then. Good luck!


We will use our favourite Randomiser site to pick our winners.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this newsletter - now get entering!

With best wishes,
The Shakespeare Academy Team
0401 005 878
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