The Hobart Shakespeareans (2004)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Race & Ethnicity, Teaching  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Mel Stuart's documentary The Hobart Shakespeareans shows how one talented teacher is changing the lives of his at-risk students by exposing them to great literature and mathematics. Rafe Esquith teaches fifth-grade in a dangerous section of Los Angeles. In addition to engaging the children in Shakespeare, he makes sure his students understand the importance of self-respect and hard work. The film builds to a climax that fins the students performing Hamlet with the assistance of such famous actors as Ian McKellen and Michael York.

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assistance, class [school], geography, literature, mathematics, self-respect, student, teacher