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It's impossible not to root for these driven, high-spirited participants - and for the longevity of this invaluable program.
Alex Rotaru's very busy docu focuses more on the kids' stories than on their work; considering how sensational some of them are, it's probably a strategic advantage.
The real stars here are the kids themselves - all chasing after a small shiny statue, and a much larger dream.
Director Alex Rotaru could have focused more; three or four really compelling stories are scattered among a handful of others.
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.
Rotaru breaks no new ground, but he doesn't have to.
It never hurts to be reminded how fun and important the theater arts are to a young person's education.
There's a formula to this kind of documentary and Shakespeare High is no exception. Give it a shot; you'll be surprised how quickly you get caught up in these kids' worlds.
The hardest thing about watching this movie is realizing that some of the kids you come to like so much, and their teams who've worked so hard, are going to lose the competition
Glee in iambic pentameter
...fun, shamelessly heart-wrenching.
Shakespeare High follows promising young actors doing their damnedest to make old Bill Shakespeare their own.
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