Shakespeare Saturday: Shakespeare Goes to Jail

Hey there, lovely readers! It’s me, A! I know it’s been a while since I posted, but I’m back with a vengeance. Hair has closed, I have indulged in my post-show blues, and I’m so glad to be back for Shakespeare Saturday! I’m particularly excited about this week’s offering as I’m about to share with you a wonderful article that is deeply interesting and (I think) inspirational.

Shakespeare has a way of reaching the masses, even hundreds of years after his death… We’ve said it before and I’ll keep on saying it. Shakespeare is for everyone. Here’s further proof… the Rehabilitation Through the Arts program. This program aims to rehabilitate inmates by exposing them to theatre. The following article focuses on a production of Twelfth Night performed by inmates at New York’s Sing Sing state penitentiary.

The interviews with the actor/inmates are really great and truly show how spending a little time with Shakespeare is all it takes to be affected. It’s incredible to see how Shakespeare can touch people who otherwise might not have any interest or exposure. Please read the article and the accompanying interviews because it’s really just wonderful.


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