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Juvenile offenders deal with drama-Shakespearean


August 25, 2019

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The 16-year-old with a ready smile stood up straight, threw back his shoulders and walked to the middle of the room.

He looked each person in the eye as he greeted them and then launched into his life story, including how he went from playing middle school football to spending time in Shelby County Juvenile detention.

"Right now I can't do nothing but dream and talk about it because I'm in here," he read. "But I am still dreaming."

He is one of the teens who meet weekly with members of the Tennessee Shakespeare Company to work on writing and oration skills.

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