Writing contest digs into value of Shakespeare’s quotes

Thursday, 2016-11-10 22:10:10
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NDO – The ‘Shakespeare Lives in Me’ writing contest has been launched by the British Embassy and the British Council as part of the 2016 ‘Shakespeare Lives’ programme to mark the 400th death anniversary of the great writer.

To be eligible, contestants are required to write an essay, ranging from 200-300 words, about the meaning of a quote from their favourite work by Shakespeare.

The entries should highlight the humanity in Shakespeare’s works, which were written hundreds of years ago but their value is still alive in today’s age.

The entries can be presented in English or Vietnamese and include drawings or illustrated images.

Contestants can submit their essays from November 5 to December 5 via https://goo.gl/forms/6Xe78r2acpjF1E9u2 or send them to British Council Vietnam (20 Thuy Khue Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi).

Winners of the contest will be named and honoured at a ceremony scheduled in Hanoi on December 15, 2016.

The ‘Shakespeare Lives’ programme has been held throughout this year with various activities including a display of quotes from Shakespeare’s classics, a translation competition, and a photo contest. The events have received much appreciation and participation from the public, particularly fans of Shakespeare’s works.