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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  • Kristin Pedemonti

    Thank you for so clearly showing the beautiful connection of how theatre + guided reflections + a safe container to speak one's truth can create beautiful insights of healing.

  • Del

    The Love that inspires this kind of revealing of the truth.

  • Timothy Simon

    Who came up with the words "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." I would be interested in further dialogue. thanks, tim simon

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