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Shakespeare Arrives at OLQA

July 24, 2015

“But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks?” Alex, an OLQA 8th grader, proclaims on stage. He recites Shakespeare’s famous line in front of a group of 30 of his peers in the audience. This spring, OLQA debuted an exciting new literacy program, thanks to the Partnership for Inner-City Education, in which students study Shakespeare’s works. Students in grades 6 to 8 interested in participating received a crash course in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet during their weekly after-school meetings, many students experiencing his literary classic for the first time. Students looked forward to their weekly workshops, eager to see how the play unfolds and loving the opportunity to be on stage. Bravo!