Shakespeare helps rehabilitate Indian prisoners
Two actors perform the Yorick scene from Hamlet as part of the Rangayana Mysore theatre company’s project
PRISONERS in India have been given the chance to star in Shakespeare plays as part of an aim to rehabilitate them. Having inmates perform not only helps them engage with a range of emotions, but is also a way for them to look at their offences from a different perspective. The plan features in a series of a stories that showcase the impact of Shakespeare’s work in south Asia and is currently part of an exhibition at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Dr Islam Issa, a senior lecturer at Birmingham City University and the exhibition’s content curator, explained that Shakespeare’s work…
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