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Shakespeare High

Not Rated 81min.
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Village Voice
If Shakespeare High lacks the tightness and emotional tension a competition doc needs to take off, we get to know enough of these preternaturally self-assured kids to care about what happens to them beyond the finals. Full Review
David Fear
Time Out New York
Unless you really dig "Glee"-level displays of high-school drama geekery, you and your date may want to quickly exeunt. Full Review
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
It's impossible not to root for these driven, high-spirited participants - and for the longevity of this invaluable program. Full Review
Stephen Holden
The New York Times
Performing Shakespeare can save children's lives. That is the persuasive argument of Alex Rotaru's documentary Shakespeare High, an inspiring, if too short and overcrowded, examination of the competition among high schools at the 90th annual Drama Teachers Association of Southern California Shakespeare Festival. Full Review

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