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Shakespeare Saved My Life

Author : Laura Bates
ISBN : 9781402273155
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Shakespeare Saved My Life touches on the search for meaning in life, the struggles that complicate the path to triumph and the salvation that can be found in literature's great works ... An inspiring account."—Shelf Awareness A female professor, a super maximum security prisoner, and how Shakespeare saved them both 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. What reviewers are saying about Shakespeare Saved My Life "You don't have to be a William Shakespeare fan, a prisoner, or a prison reformer to appreciate this uplifting book. "Shakespeare Saved My Life" also reveals many important truths ... about the meaning of empathy in our dealings with others"—Finger Lake Times "Shakespeare Saved My Life touches on the search for meaning in life, the struggles that complicate the path to triumph and the salvation that can be found in literature's great works ... An inspiring account."—Shelf Awareness "Opening the mind's prison proves enormously gratifying, not to mention effective ... brave, groundbreaking work"—Publishers Weekly "An eye-opening study reiterating the perennial power of books, self-discipline, and the Bard of Avon."—Kirkus "A powerful testament to how Shakespeare continues to speak to contemporary readers in all sorts of circumstances."—Booklist

Performing New Lives

Author : Jonathan Shailor
ISBN : 9781849058230
Genre : Psychology
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This book will provide valuable reading for drama therapists, theatre artists, probation workers, prison educators, psychologists, and anyone else interested in the role of the performing arts in criminal justice. --Book Jacket.

Set Me Free

Author : Salvatore Striano
ISBN : 9781925626001
Genre : Fiction
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Sasà grew up in Naples. He never went to school, and instead grew up with street violence and bloodshed, becoming the leader of a gang of boys mixed up with the Camorra by the age of fourteen. At the age of thirty, he was in prison, his life all but mapped out. That’s when Shakespeare steps in. At Sasà’s most hopeless point, he is persuaded to join the prison’s drama troupe. In Shakespeare’s Tempest, Sasà stumbles on what he needs to explain the world which has defined his own life. Set Me Free: The Story of How Shakespeare Saved A Life is a story about betrayal, forgiveness and, above all, the transformative power of reading. Salvatore Striano was born in 1972 in Naples. During a stint in prison, he discovered a love of reading and theatre. Striano is now a successful actor and has had a number of roles in cinema and TV, including Cesare deve morire, based on Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar (Golden Bear at the Berlin Festival).

Readers Liberation

Author : Jonathan Rose
ISBN : 9780198723554
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The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities. The category of 'the literary' has always been contentious. What is clear, however, is how increasingly it is dismissed or is unrecognised as a way of thinking or an arena for thought. It is sceptically challenged from within, for example, by the sometimes rival claims of cultural history, contextualized explanation, or media studies. It is shaken from without by even greater pressures: by economic exigency and the severe social attitudes that can follow from it; by technological change that may leave the traditional forms of serious human communication looking merely antiquated. For just these reasons this is the right time for renewal, to start reinvigorated work into the meaning and value of literary reading. For the Internet and digitial generation, the most basic human right is the freedom to read. The Web has indeed brought about a rapid and far-reaching revolution in reading, making a limitless global pool of literature and information available to anyone with a computer. At the same time, however, the threats of censorship, surveillance, and mass manipulation through the media have grown apace. Some of the most important political battles of the twenty-first century have been fought--and will be fought--over the right to read. Will it be adequately protected by constitutional guarantees and freedom of information laws? Or will it be restricted by very wealthy individuals and very powerful institutions? And given increasingly sophisticated methods of publicity and propaganda, how much of what we read can we believe? This book surveys the history of independent sceptical reading, from antiquity to the present. It tells the stories of heroic efforts at self-education by disadvantaged people in all parts of the world. It analyzes successful reading promotion campaigns throughout history (concluding with Oprah Winfrey) and explains why they succeeded. It also explores some disturbing current trends, such as the reported decay of attentive reading, the disappearance of investigative journalism, 'fake news', the growth of censorship, and the pervasive influence of advertisers and publicists on the media--even on scientific publishing. For anyone who uses libraries and Internet to find out what the hell is going on, this book is a guide, an inspiration, and a warning.

Grandpa What Did You Do On The Way To The Rest Home

Author : Brent MacKinnon
ISBN : 9781589099647
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ever wonder what happened to that kid who always got you into trouble? He's back! Admit it! You missed him... You are invited to join a childhood friend from down the ole block and fasten your seat belt for a roller coaster ride with no tracks. This collection of true episodes from an unplanned life will make you glad you chose to remain at home or cause you to pack a bag and leave the safety of the known world before it's too late! So, come on along! Munch some Fritos and scan secret military illustrations for Doomsday. Entertain a Sheik in the Sahara with quaint American folk music. Stow away aboard a Communist cruise ship and enter a disco contest. Pimp for a wild beast in overly civilized Sweden. Work as an oral prostitute in an unpscale suburb of Tokyo. Smuggle champagne into a federal prison and then picnic. Accept the apology of the Dali Lama after his physical abuse. Impersonate a local Commie commissar on the Russian/Chinese border. Spear gun a huge shark and face death for absolutely no reason. Meet God, return to Earth and forget all about it! Discover how we as children take the paths already mapped within. ...and much more!

Buzz Books 2013

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ISBN : 9780985491062
Genre : Fiction
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A sampler of 28 forthcoming titles to coincide with Winter Institute 8

Shakespeare His Life Art And Characters

Author : Henry Norman Hudson
ISBN : MINN:319510023989074
Genre : English drama
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Shakespeare His Life Art And Characters

Author : Henry Norman Hudson
ISBN : UVA:X000740849
Genre : Drama
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Shakespeare Unbound

Author : René Weis
ISBN : 9781466855090
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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At last—a key that unlocks the secrets of Shakespeare's life Intimacies with Southampton and Marlowe, entanglements in London with the elusive dark lady, the probable fathering of an illegitimate son—these are among the mysteries of Shakespeare's rich and turbulent life that have proven tantalizingly obscure. Despite an avalanche of recent scholarship, René Weis, an acknowledged authority on the Elizabethan period, believes the links between the bard's life and the poems and plays have been largely ignored. Armed with a wealth of new archival research and his own highly regarded interpretations of the literature, the author finds provocative parallels between Shakespeare's early experiences in the bustling market town of Stratford—including a dangerous poaching incident and contacts with underground Catholics—and the plays. Breaking with tradition, Weis reveals that it is the plays and poems themselves that contain the richest seam of clues about the details of Shakespeare's personal life, at home in Stratford and in the shadowy precincts of theatrical London—details of a code unbroken for four hundred years.

The Complete Concordance To Shakespeare

Author : Mary Cowden Clarke
ISBN : UVA:X000737411
Genre : English language
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