Prison Shakespeare : for these deep shames and great indignities

by Pensalfini, Rob,

Format: Print Book 2016
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PR2987.P48 2016
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PR2987.P48 2016
This book explores the development of the global phenomenon of Prison Shakespeare, from its emergence in the 1980s to the present day. It provides a succinct history of the phenomenon and its spread before going on to explore one case study the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble's (Australia) Shakespeare Prison Project in detail. The book then analyses the phenomenon from a number of perspectives, and evaluates a number of claims made about the outcomes of such programs, particularly as they relate to offender health and behaviour. Unlike previous works on the topic, which are largely individual case studies, this book focuses not only on Prison Shakespeare's impact on the prisoners who directly participate, but also on prison culture and on broader social attitudes towards both prisoners and Shakespeare.
Additional Information
Series Palgrave Shakespeare studies.
Subjects Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Study and teaching -- Australia.
Prison theater -- Australia.
Publisher Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire,2016
Language English
Description x, 246 pages ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781137450203
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