Shakespeare took selfies all the time – but instead of a camera, he used a quill. And instead of calling them “selfies,” they were called “soliloquies” or “monologues.” When Shakespearean characters talk to themselves, or talk to the audience? That’s a Shakespeare Selfie.
Write a modern-day soliloquy or monologue by a Shakespearean character. It should be based on a prominent news, pop culture or current affairs event from the last year (April 2015-April 2016). It can be in iambic pentameter or modern-day language.
You can write about one of the topics we’ve suggested below, or choose one of your own.
WHEN IS IT?
The 2016 Shakespeare Selfie is open now! Submit your entry here. Submissions will close on Friday, April 29 at 6 p.m. ET.
WHO CAN ENTER?
Grades 7-9 and grades 10-12 students who are Canadian residents. (There are two separate age categories.)
There is an iPad mini for each category’s grand prize winner (grades 7-9 and 10-12).
This just in: School library prize!
We’re delighted to announce that the school library of each grand prize winner will receive 50 young adult books!