The Hobart Shakespeareans
In the heart of Los Angeles, Rafe Esqueth teaches fifth-graders at Hobart Elementary School and uses real-world applications to teach the kids about responsibility. The highlight of his curriculum, however, involves a unique class which matches these disadvantaged kids and the works of Shakespeare together. Within a disciplined regimen, the kids study and rehearse to the point where they can fully interpret and perform Shakespeare's plays in their complete, unabridged versions. Their committed performances and the dedication of Esqueth have been lauded by the community and the academic community at large, as well as, critically, by some of the world's foremost Shakespearean actors.