At home, many of them face poverty, gangs, drugs, and a lack of role models, but in their high school drama programs, a diverse group of Southern California teens finds a chance to create a better life in the world of William Shakespeare.
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An engaging and timely documentary about a group of LA high school drama classes competing in a Shakespeare competition. Treads familiar ground, but has a keen understanding of the need for the arts in public schools. Featuring special appearances by Kevin Spacey, Richard Dreyfuss, and Val Kilmer, SHAKESPEARE HIGH is a testament to the power of drama to enrich kids' lives.