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Dan Roth and Jesse Joslin rehearse a scene from Shakespeare's Othello. The students said Phil Bratnober's Shakespeare class is a challenging, but fascinating one. Staff photo by Amber Kispert.

Shakespeare class challenges students at WHS

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To be or not to be? That is a legitimate question Woodbury High School students have to tackle in Phil Bratnober's Shakespeare class.


"Shakespeare is the apotheosis of music, poetry and drama," Bratnober said. "Shakespeare really pulls you."

Bratnober said he brought the work of the Bard of Avon to WHS last fall because he wanted students to see the importance of Shakespeare's works beyond the one or two plays that high school classes traditionally read.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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