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The Bard breaks into video games in city professor’s literacy project

Article in the Guelph Mercury

By Thanad Harmarajah
Mercury Staff

Strap on your seatbelts and take a ride on a futuristic space ship to a faraway galaxy on a quest for Shakespeare’s missing knowledge.
A University of Guelph professor has used William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to create a futuristic storyline in a computer game to interest young minds and improve literacy skills.
“We’ve tried to create a learning environment that’s not in your face that you’re learning,” said Daniel Fischlin, an English and theatre studies professor.
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