Apr 15, 2020

Ida Gaskin Shakespeare Essay Competition with English at Otago

  • Todd RC
  • New Zealand


A chance to win a monetary prize and membership of the NZ Society of Authors.

“If Shakespeare has relevance for us it lies in his incomparable understanding of humanity and human relationships. Racism and global warming were of no concern in the 16th century; the position of the stranger was. For this Essay discuss the development of character and the relationship between characters, looking at the play as an artistic whole and using quotations intelligently. Make it a personal response to the play as a whole.” – Dr Ida Gaskin

Essays should be written in formal style and deal with such topics as theme, language, imagery, and characterisation. Length – minimum of 300 words.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Participation Cost


Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Time Commitment


Application Deadline

11 May 2020

Application Process Includes

Essays are to be sent to: Shakespeare Essay Contest Department of English and Linguistics University of Otago PO Box 56 Dunedin 9054