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Shakespeare Saved My Life

Ten Years In Solitary With The Bard

By Laura Bates

"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."—Kirkus

While 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 shoulders, Larry was trying to break out of prison at the same time Laura was fighting to get her program started behind bars.

Thus begins the most unlikely of friendships, one bonded by Shakespeare and lasting years—a friendship that, in the end, would save more than one life.


Format: Book
Author: Bates, Laura
Title: Shakespeare saved my life : ten years in solitary with the bard / Laura Bates.
Publisher Date: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2013]. ©2013.
Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Influence Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Appreciation Prisoners -- Books and reading -- United States. Prison theater -- United States -- Case studies.
Isbn: 9781402273148 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Call Number: 822.33 Bat
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Format: Book
Author: Bates, Laura
Title: Shakespeare saved my life : ten years in solitary with the bard / Laura Bates.
Publisher, Date: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2013]. ©2013.
Description: x, 291 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Influence
Subjects: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Appreciation
Subjects: Prisoners -- Books and reading -- United States.
Subjects: Prison theater -- United States -- Case studies.
LCCN: 2013001387
ISBN: 9781402273148 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 822.33 Bat