Education Outreach

50-MINUTE HAMLET CONTEST: Congratulations to the winners!

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago is pleased to award free performances of "50-Minute Hamlet" to the following schools.  Thank you to all students that submitted contest entries.

Maine South High School, Park Ridge, Illinois
Indian Hill Homeschool Co-Op, Ingleside, Illinois
St. Benedict Preparatory High School, Chicago, Illinois
Roberto Clemente High School, Chicago, Illinois


Shakespeare Project Ambassadors
Attention teachers:  Actors from the Shakespeare Project are available to visit Chicago-area high schools that have not previously participated in the National Shakespeare Competition sponsored by the English Speaking Union.  Actors will meet with teachers and students, brief them on the competition, and demonstrate monologues and sonnets.  To schedule a no-cost school visit and learn how to set up your school’s competition, email  

For more information on the competition, visit:


50-Minute Hamlet
Adapted by Jeff Christian, “50-Minute Hamlet” presents Shakespeare’s most
enduring tragedy. Utilizing just two actors, “50-Minute Hamlet” is the perfect in-classroom accompaniment to students' study of the play that illuminates the play's most important scenes and characters. The Shakespeare Project of Chicago has presented it to numerous Chicago area schools since its premier in 2002. It has won the acclaim of students and teachers alike each time it has been presented. Email:  Or call:  773-710-2718.