Number of page: 304
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
- A Google User
SHAKESPEARE SAVED MY LIFE: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard The unorthodox bonding of a Shakespeare instructor and a convicted murderer.Beginning in 2003, English professor Bates (Indiana State Univ.) began an inaugural group-study program in a solitary confinement prison space, much to the chagrin of the university department chairperson, who found the foray into criminal education a risky venture. The author’s history with prison education extends back
- Laura Shea
What an incredible account of trust, friendship and loyalty. And it’s real.
LibraryThing Review This book is written by a professor who teaches Shakespeare to prisoners. It especially focuses on one prisoner who spent many years in solitary confinement, and was violent and suicidal until he
LibraryThing Review This book is about Laura Bates and her star pupil, Larry Newton. Bates is a professor of English, specializing in Shakespeare and Newton is a lifer in an Indiana prison. Bates uses Shakespeare’s plays
LibraryThing Review Excellent, easy read on a challenging difficult topic. Will make you laugh, maybe cry, and certainly think. Highly recommend.
LibraryThing Review Dr. Laura Bates, professor of English at Indiana State University, once thought prisoners in long-term solitary confinement were beyond rehabilitation. She thought education in prisons should focus on
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