Shakespeare saved my life : Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard. / Laura Bates.
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- ISBN: 9781402273162 (electronic bk)
- ISBN: 9781402273155 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: Naperville : Sourcebooks Casablanca, 2013.
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"A powerful testament to how Shakespeare continues to speak to contemporary readers in all sorts of circumstances."-Booklist"The work that Laura Bates has been doing for years with prison inmates and Shakespeare is of extraordinary importance. It has a kind of beauty and symmetry all its own."-David Bevington, Shakespeare scholar, University of Chicago"An eye-opening study reiterating the perennial power of books, self-discipline, and the Bard of Avon."-KirkusWhile He Was Breaking Out of Prison, She Was Trying to Break In.Shakespeare professor and prison volunteer Laura Bates thought she had seen it all. That is, until she decided to teach Shakespeare in a place the bard had never been before - supermax solitary confinement. In this unwelcoming place, surrounded by inmates known as the worst of the worst, is Larry Newton. A convicted murderer with several escape attempts under his belt and a brilliantly agile mind on his...
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