Each year, all of students in the acting classes will memorize a short passage from one of William Shakespeare's plays. These plays provide exciting characters to perform. In December, Olathe South holds a school Shakespeare contest. The winner of this contest gets the opportunity to compete in the Kansas City Branch of the English Speaking Union's annual Shakespeare competition. The winner of the city competition gets an all expenses paid trip to NYC to compete in the national ESU Shakespeare Competition in late April.
The following are some Shakespeare monologues that recommended by English Speaking Union.