Shakespeare Saved My Life
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Shakespeare Saved My Life

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"A powerful testament to how Shakespeare continues to speak to contemporary readers in all sorts of circumstances."--Booklist "The work that Laura Bates has been doing for years with prison inmates and Shakespeare is of extraordinary importance. It has a kind of beauty and symmetry all its own."--David Bevington, Shakespeare scholar, University of Chicago "An eye-opening study reiterating the perennial power of books, self-discipline, and the Bard of Avon."--Kirkus While He Was Breaking Out of Prison, She Was Trying to Break In. 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. Thus begins the most unlikely of friendships, one bonded by Shakespeare and lasting years--a friendship that, in the end, would save more than one life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 132 x 202 x 22mm | 320g
  • Sourcebooks, Inc
  • Naperville, United States
  • English
  • 1402273142
  • 9781402273148
  • 173,798

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"This is an amazing story, beautifully told...I'm still reeling from the power of the ending." - Anne McMahon, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee WIshow more

About Laura Bates

DR. LAURA BATES is an English professor at Indiana State University, where she has taught courses on Shakespeare for the past 15 years to students on campus and in prison. She has a PhD from the University of Chicago with a focus on Shakespeare studies. Her work has been featured in national media, including MSNBC's Lock Up. She lives in Indiana.show more