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Graduate Students in the Community: Providence’s Modern-Day Middle Schoolers Tackle Shakespeare

As part of the First Folio exhibit at Brown University, graduate and undergraduate students, including doctoral candidates in Hispanic studies, Ian Russell and Berta Garcia Faet, have joined forces with middle-school kids to explore ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in English and Spanish.

In a bright classroom in the Elmwood section of Providence, four sixth graders and one fifth grader sit in a circle and debate the meaning of the word “feud.”

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