Broad and High

Shakespeare and Autism

Clip: Season 2 Episode 1 | 5m 34s | Video has closed captioning.

This innovative project combines the familiar, heartbeat rhythm of the iambic pentameter with sensory drama games to encourage children and young adults with autism to experience and express emotions. Researchers at The Ohio State University are working with the RSC to determine if using Shakespeare's plays as a teaching and therapy tool can have lasting benefits for people with autism.

Aired: 07/01/15

Rating: NR

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Major funding for Broad & High is provided by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, with contributing funding from the Bill & Mae McCorkle Foundation.