The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company

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In a community hall in Hoxton, London, a small piece of alchemy is taking place. A group of teenagers who only minutes before were fidgeting with their mobile phones, are up on stage reciting one of Shakespeare’s best known sonnets in rap. It’s on a damp spring morning that they’re comparing thee to a summer’s day, but how did they get here?

Well, it seems they’re a part of the burgeoning hip-hop theatre scene…

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