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All the world's a stage in BBC contest

Secondary students are being asked to learn and perform some of Shakespeare's most famous monologues for a new competition. The BBC has launched a national recitation and performance contest called Off By Heart Shakespeare, which will see pupils competing in regional heats for a place in a grand final. The tournament will be filmed and aired as part of the BBC's Shakespeare Season in 2012. Schools can register their interest at www.bbc.co.ukoffbyheart.

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