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"How I May Compare This Prison Where I Live Unto the World"

Alternative title
Shakespeare in Solitary
Synopsis
Podcast from the Folger Shakespeare Library. For ten years, Laura Bates, a professor at Indiana State University, taught Shakespeare to a group of men incarcerated in the solitary confinement unit at Indiana’s Wabash Valley Correctional Facility. These are, for the most part, prisoners considered so dangerous they were kept apart, even from the other prisoners. Every week, Professor Bates would make her way over to solitary confinement and sit down in a space in between the cells of these men to discuss Macbeth, Hamlet, Othello and Richard II. She wrote about her experiences in a book titled Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard. Laura Bates is interviewed by Barbara Bogaev.
Series
Shakespeare Unlimited
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Audio
Duration
33 mins

Credits

Producer
Richard Paul
Contributor
Barbara Bogaev; Laura Bates (1)

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
prisoners; prisons; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Podcast: http://www.folger.edu/shakespeare-unlimited-episode-58 (accessed 10/2016).

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.folger.edu/shakespeare-unlimited-episode-58

Production Company

Name

R.L. Paul Productions

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