Rehabilitation through the Arts brought a screening of three films based on Shakespearean works to an upstate New York prison with powerful results. The timeless themes of Shakespeare's writings, themes such as what it means to be a man, to be human, to live in a society with many ills which also provides possibilities for growth and transformation, are discussed after the films are viewed by the residents of the prison. The programs helps incarcerated individuals to reclaim and sustain their humanity. In a place where, as one participant says, you learn "to appreciate time when all you have is time," Shakespeare's works come alive as they spark hope and inspiration.


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