For a young person, reciting Shakespeare is a lofty challenge: the language is at times beautiful and subtle, at times dangerous and passionate. On Sunday, students from across the state competed to recite Shakespeare’s words with feeling and clarity. The event was put on by the English Speaking Union, which provides educational and cultural activities connected to the English language.  Their goal is to get kids to bring the Bard’s words to life. Colorado Public Radio’s education reporter Jenny Brundin has this audio postcard.

[Photo: Lisa Cillessen]