Shakespeare Saved My Life

Author: Laura Bates

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402273150

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 423


"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

Books that Saved My Life

Author: Michael McGirr

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1925774058

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 2237


A profound, funny and uplifting collection of reminiscences about a life in books, now available in a smaller, competitively priced format.

Performing New Lives

Author: Jonathan Shailor

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849058237

Category: Psychology

Page: 300

View: 8212


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.

In Defense of Reading

Author: Sarah E. Worth

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1783483202

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 3232


In this fascinating book, Sarah Worth addresses from a philosophical perspective the many ways in which reading benefits us morally, socially and cognitively.

Jane Austen and William Shakespeare

Author: Marina Cano,Rosa García-Periago

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030256898

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 415

View: 3070


This volume explores the multiple connections between the two most canonical authors in English, Jane Austen and William Shakespeare. The collection reflects on the historical, literary, critical and filmic links between the authors and their fates. Considering the implications of the popular cult of Austen and Shakespeare, the essays are interdisciplinary and comparative: ranging from Austen’s and Shakespeare’s biographies to their presence in the modern vampire saga Twilight, passing by Shakespearean echoes in Austen’s novels and the authors’ afterlives on the improv stage, in wartime cinema, modern biopics and crime fiction. The volume concludes with an account of the Exhibition “Will & Jane” at the Folger Shakespeare Library, which literally brought the two authors together in the autumn of 2016. Collectively, the essays mark and celebrate what we have called the long-standing “love affair” between William Shakespeare and Jane Austen—over 200 years and counting.

Grandpa, What Did You Do on the Way to the Rest Home?

Author: Brent MacKinnon

Publisher: Bookstand Publishing

ISBN: 1589099648

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 282

View: 7865


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!

Prison Shakespeare

Author: Rob Pensalfini

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137450215

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

View: 3343


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.

Shakespeare and the Ethics of Appropriation

Author: Alexa Huang,Elizabeth Rivlin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137375779

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 281

View: 9898


Making an important new contribution to rapidly expanding fields of study surrounding the adaptation and appropriation of Shakespeare, Shakespeare and the Ethics of Appropriation is the first book to address the intersection of ethics, aesthetics, authority, and authenticity.

Gale Researcher Guide for: Shakespeare Plus: Shakespearean Adaptation

Author: Laura Bates

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1535852291

Category: Study Aids

Page: 11

View: 2470


Gale Researcher Guide for: Shakespeare Plus: Shakespearean Adaptation is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.