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Seventh-graders Work with Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

As part of its Classics in the Classroom program, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company visited the Middle School in early February to help seventh-graders in Mandy Hayes English class take a deep dive into Lorraine Hansberry’s influential play, A Raisin in the Sun. Students worked with actors from the organization to study a character. The groups found text-based evidence to help them bring the character off the page. The project involved open discussion of each character’s traits, an opportunity to explore the voice of the character, and lots of back-and-forth between the students and the company’s professional actors.