Shakespeare Behind Bars: One Teacher's Story of the Power of Drama in a Women's Prison by Jean TrounstineShakespeare Behind Bars: One Teacher's Story of the Power of Drama in a Women's Prison by Jean Trounstine

Shakespeare Behind Bars: One Teacher's Story of the Power of Drama in a Women's Prison

byJean Trounstine

Paperback | February 9, 2004

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In this deeply stirring account, Jean Trounstine, who spent 10 years teaching at Framingham (MA) Women's Prison, focuses on six inmates who, each in her own way, discover in the power of Shakespeare a way to transcend the painful constraints of incarceration. Shakespeare Behind Bars is a powerful story about the redemptive power of art and education.
Originally published in cloth in 2001, the paperback includes a new foreword that will inspire all teachers who work with students others have deemed unteachable. A new afterword updates readers on the prison art's program -- and the author herself -- since 2001.
Title:Shakespeare Behind Bars: One Teacher's Story of the Power of Drama in a Women's PrisonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:February 9, 2004Publisher:University of Michigan PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0472030094

ISBN - 13:9780472030095

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"Teachers who think their students are tough might find inspiration in Trounstine's 10-year stint teaching creative writing and theater in a high-security Massachusetts women's prison."