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Chi-Hi Students to Present "Romeo and Juliet"
at UW-Eau Claire's Schofield Auditorium

RELEASED: April 12, 2006

EAU CLAIRE — Shakespeare-in-the-Schools will present "Romeo and Juliet: An Abridged Performance by Chi-Hi Students" at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Schofield Auditorium.

Shakespeare-in-the Schools is a collaborative learning project with college and high school teachers and students. The project is designed to explore creative strategies for reading, understanding and interpreting Shakespearean texts through performance.

Graduate student Traci Thomas-Card, Eau Claire; seniors Nicole Case, Green Bay, Anna Jankowski, Cloquet, Minn., and Julie Soldner, La Crosse; and UW-Eau Claire associate professor of English Theresa Kemp are helping with Molly Nowlan's ninth-grade class at Chippewa Falls High School. Nowlan is working on her master's degree at UW-Eau Claire.

Kemp said that although the project uses performance, their primary goal is enhancing students' understanding, awareness and appreciation of Shakespeare's works.

"Hopefully they will pass their enthusiasm on to the audience as a way of adding to our awareness of Shakespeare's works," Kemp said.

The performance is sponsored by the Wisconsin Humanities Council, the UW-Eau Claire English department, and the UW-Eau Claire Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kemp, at tkemp@uwec.edu.

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