College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Betsy Schugar '18 Places Third in Shakespeare Competition
Betsy Schugar '18 Places Third in Shakespeare Competition


Betsy Schugar '18 placed third in the 2017 ESU Washington D.C. Branch Shakespeare Competition held on March 13 at the Lansburgh Theatre in Washington, DC.

Below is a quick Q&A that The Scene staff had with Betsy:

How long have you been interested in Shakespeare?

I actually didn't particularly like Shakespeare when I was younger, but I did a No Fear Shakespeare class when I was probably 11, and that kind of sparked the interest. I didn't really fall in love with Shakespeare until a couple years ago, when we started reading Shakespeare in English classes, and I realized how much I loved the language and the characters.

What did you perform in the competition?

The monologue I performed was the character Rumor from "Henry IV, Part 2," and the sonnet was number 15.

What did you do to prepare for the competition?

First I had to prepare on my own for the internal competition, and then audition for Mrs. Case and Mr. Robinson. When they selected me to represent Holton at the actual competition, I started rehearsing with Mr. Robinson during study halls, and he gave me feedback on how to make my performance better. I also practiced what felt like a hundred times on my own, and made sure I had everything memorized.

During Upper School Assembly, Betsy performed her award winning pieces. Watch below!

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