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Published: Monday, 2/23/2009

Shakespeare contest takes center stage at the Toledo Repertoire Theater

CTY plays23p   First place winner Timothy Thompson, of Salem High School in Canton, Michigan, and Madge Levinson, competition chair for the ESU.  The Toledo Branch of the English-Speaking Union of the United State presents the 2009 Shakespeare Competition at the Toledo repertoire Theater in Toledo, Ohio on February 22, 2009. Winners of competitions in area high schools have earned the right to compete regionally, delivering selected monologues from Shakespeare's plays, as well as sonnets. The only Toledo public school participating is Bowsher High School. The winner is awarded an all-expense paid trip top New York City for the National competition in April. The winner of the national competition will be awarded a summer course in England. The Blade/Jetta Fraser CTY plays23p First place winner Timothy Thompson, of Salem High School in Canton, Michigan, and Madge Levinson, competition chair for the ESU. The Toledo Branch of the English-Speaking Union of the United State presents the 2009 Shakespeare Competition at the Toledo repertoire Theater in Toledo, Ohio on February 22, 2009. Winners of competitions in area high schools have earned the right to compete regionally, delivering selected monologues from Shakespeare's plays, as well as sonnets. The only Toledo public school participating is Bowsher High School. The winner is awarded an all-expense paid trip top New York City for the National competition in April. The winner of the national competition will be awarded a summer course in England. The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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Timothy Thompson of Salem High School in Canton, Mich., winner of the Shakespeare Competition put on by the Toledo branch of the English-Speaking Union of the United States, listens to Madge Levinson, competition chairman .

The group presented the competition Sunday at the Toledo Repertoire Theater.

Winners of similar events at area high schools advanced to Sunday's regional tournament. Mr. Thompson was awarded an all-expensepaid trip to New York City for the national competition, which is scheduled from April 25 to 29.


CTY plays23p Andy Striph, of Southview high School, comes in second place with his selection from Titus Andronicus and a recitation of sonnet # 23. The Toledo Branch of the English-Speaking Union of the United State presents the 2009 Shakespeare Competition at the Toledo repertoire Theater in Toledo, Ohio on February 22, 2009. Winners of competitions in area high schools have earned the right to compete regionally, delivering selected monologues from Shakespeare's plays, as well as sonnets. The only Toledo public school participating is Bowsher High School. The winner is awarded an all-expense paid trip top New York City for the National competition in April. The winner of the national competition will be awarded a summer course in England. The Blade/Jetta Fraser CTY plays23p Andy Striph, of Southview high School, comes in second place with his selection from Titus Andronicus and a recitation of sonnet # 23. The Toledo Branch of the English-Speaking Union of the United State presents the 2009 Shakespeare Competition at the Toledo repertoire Theater in Toledo, Ohio on February 22, 2009. Winners of competitions in area high schools have earned the right to compete regionally, delivering selected monologues from Shakespeare's plays, as well as sonnets. The only Toledo public school participating is Bowsher High School. The winner is awarded an all-expense paid trip top New York City for the National competition in April. The winner of the national competition will be awarded a summer course in England. The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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Andy Striph of Southview High School finished second in the event that develops understanding of Shakespeare.


CTY plays23p  Margaret Clark, of the Toledo School for the Arts, comes in third place with her selection from Hamlet and a recitation of sonnet #141. The Toledo Branch of the English-Speaking Union of the United State presents the 2009 Shakespeare Competition at the Toledo repertoire Theater in Toledo, Ohio on February 22, 2009. Winners of competitions in area high schools have earned the right to compete regionally, delivering selected monologues from Shakespeare's plays, as well as sonnets. The only Toledo public school participating is Bowsher High School. The winner is awarded an all-expense paid trip top New York City for the National competition in April. The winner of the national competition will be awarded a summer course in England. The Blade/Jetta Fraser CTY plays23p Margaret Clark, of the Toledo School for the Arts, comes in third place with her selection from Hamlet and a recitation of sonnet #141. The Toledo Branch of the English-Speaking Union of the United State presents the 2009 Shakespeare Competition at the Toledo repertoire Theater in Toledo, Ohio on February 22, 2009. Winners of competitions in area high schools have earned the right to compete regionally, delivering selected monologues from Shakespeare's plays, as well as sonnets. The only Toledo public school participating is Bowsher High School. The winner is awarded an all-expense paid trip top New York City for the National competition in April. The winner of the national competition will be awarded a summer course in England. The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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Margaret Clark of the Toledo School for the Arts took third for a selection from Hamlet and recitation of a sonnet.



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