Prison Performing Arts


My local NPR station broadcast a rerun of This American Life last night that made me stop cold and listen. The episode, entitled “Act V,” centered around a drama program that serves prisons, exposing inmates to Shakespeare through performance. Click on the plus sign to listen to the program.

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Stories like this are why I wanted to teach literature.

Crossposted from, my education blog.

[tags]drama, hamlet, literature, npr, performance, prison performing arts, shakespeare, this american life[/tags]