Shakespeare High

Shakespeare High

Director: Alex Rotaru

Cast: Alex Rotaru, Tosh Hall, Melvin Emesibe, Sam Sterns

     
 

Each year, talented high school students compete in the Drama Teachers Association of Southern California Shakespeare Festival, an unusual event in which youngsters perform unique interpretations of the works of William Shakespeare. The organizers pick three of Shakespeare's plays, and teams of student actors must perform a scene between six and seven minutes long… See more details below

Overview

Each year, talented high school students compete in the Drama Teachers Association of Southern California Shakespeare Festival, an unusual event in which youngsters perform unique interpretations of the works of William Shakespeare. The organizers pick three of Shakespeare's plays, and teams of student actors must perform a scene between six and seven minutes long either taken from one of the plays or inspired by its content; they're allowed to fashion the scenes as they wish, but they can't use special costumes, props or sets, and they're given no more than four folding chairs to work with. Filmmaker Alex Rotaru offers a look at the 90th annual competition in the documentary Shakespeare High, examining the creative process of the contestants and profiling the diverse band of students taking part, ranging from gang bangers to the son of a neo-Nazi couple to a pair of twins who are dipping their toes into theater after attracting football scholarships. Shakespeare High also includes interviews with some of the better-known alumni of the festival, including Kevin Spacey, Richard Dreyfuss and Mare Winningham. The film received its world premiere at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/18/2012
UPC:
0881164000538
Original Release:
2011
Rating:
NR
Source:
Cinema Guild
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
85,466

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tosh Hall Participant
Melvin Emesibe Participant
Sam Sterns Participant
Colleen Greenhalgh Participant
Marissa Gold Participant
Galvin Emeslbe Participant

Technical Credits
Alex Rotaru Director,Producer
Nathaniel Blume Score Composer
Dana Brunetti Executive Producer
Adam Coleite Associate Producer
Dean Devlin Executive Producer
Drew Kilcoin Editor
Brad Koepenick Producer
Lori Miller Producer
Brian O'Connell Cinematographer,Co-producer
Ronnie Planalp Producer
Eugen Rotaru Executive Producer
Kevin Spacey Executive Producer

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