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Palgrave Shakespeare Studies

Prison Shakespeare

For These Deep Shames and Great Indignities

Authors: Pensalfini, Rob

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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.

About the authors

Rob Pensalfini is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and Drama at the University of Queensland, Australia, and the Artistic Director of the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble. In addition to publishing extensively on Australian Aboriginal languages and on Shakespeare performance in Australia, he has directed and acted in dozens of Shakespeare productions.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pensalfini, Rob

    Pages 1-7

  • The History of Prison Shakespeare

    Pensalfini, Rob

    Pages 8-55

  • The Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble’s Shakespeare Prison Project

    Pensalfini, Rob

    Pages 56-106

  • The Prisoner’s Condition

    Pensalfini, Rob

    Pages 107-129

  • The Claims of Prison Shakespeare

    Pensalfini, Rob

    Pages 130-187

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-45021-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $90.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-45020-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Prison Shakespeare
Book Subtitle
For These Deep Shames and Great Indignities
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Shakespeare Studies
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-45021-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137450210
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-45020-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 246
Topics