Shakespeare's Children (1997)

Shakespeare's Children
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 0hr 50mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Steve Bloom Editor n/a 172 7000001
Steve Mayer Music n/a 120781 8000001
Kate Kline May Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Kate Kline May Producer n/a 3 3000001
Allie Light Director n/a 2 2000001
Irving Saraf Director n/a 2 2000002
Kevin Kline Actor Readings 1 1000001
Synopsis
Directors Allie Light and Irving Saraf follow Shakespeare Project founder Kate Kline May as she works with fourth and sixth grade students at Malcolm X elementary in Berkeley. The film shows how May's in-class workshop of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" proves to be both useful and provocative for the youths living centuries after the Bard died. Four students were specially selected by the filmmakers, their lives mirrored in the themes of Shakespeare's work. By struggling with the Elizabethan English and the complex narration, the budding thespians find themselves with improved language and social skills.