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Current Event December 15, 2016

English and Spanish Shakespeare

A theater in Providence, Rhode Island is making an effort to get more people interested in Shakespeare, regardless of the language they speak. A touring production of Romeo and Juliet was performed in both English and Spanish. The theater first put on the play in Providence, where nearly 40 percent of the population is Latino. Listen to the story to hear the experiences of the director and actors to learn how putting on this production was a chance to showcase the culture of Latinos.

Culture Plays Theater Latin America

Story Length: 5:22

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AIR DATE: 07/15/2016

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