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Stuart talks about what makes Rafe Esquith, the teacher in The Hobart Shakespeareans an exceptional subject.


Rafe Esquith teaches in Los Angeles at one of the nation's largest inner-city grade schools, Hobart Elementary, and leads leads his class of fifth graders through an uncompromising curriculum that culminates in the performance of a full-length Shakespeare play.

  • Updated on April 23, 2014

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The Hobart Shakespeareans (60 min.)

Premiere Date: September 6, 2005

Encore Broadcast Dates: Aug. 15, 2006; Aug. 7, 2007

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