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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Bates Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: 9781494583064
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Shakespeare professor and prison volunteer Laura Bates thought she had seen it all. That is, until she decided to teach Shakespeare in a place the bard had never been before-supermax solitary confinement. In this unwelcoming place, surrounded by inmates known as the worst of the worst, is Larry Newton. A convicted murderer with several escape attempts under his belt and a brilliantly agile mind on his shoulders, Larry was trying to break out of prison at the same time Laura was fighting to get her program started behind bars. Thus begins the most unlikely of friendships, one bonded by Shakespeare and lasting years-a friendship that, in the end, would save more than one life. Download and start listening now!

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  • Macbeth and Hamlet are the primary targets of examination, but the inmates take fresh approaches to several plays. Booklist
  • “Opening the mind’s prison proves enormously gratifying, not to mention effective, for Bates as she offers the prisoners an alternative to frustrated violence.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Macbeth and Hamlet are the primary targets of examination, but the inmates take fresh approaches to several plays.”

    Booklist

  • “An eye-opening study reiterating the perennial power of books, self-discipline, and the Bard of Avon.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author
Laura Bates is a feminist writer, published in Time, xoJane.com, The Guardian, The Independent, and regularly asked for comment by VICE, The Atlantic, and others. She is the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project—a crowd-sourced collection of stories from women around the world about their experiences with gender inequality. She was named one of Huffington Post’s Most Inspirational Women of 2012 and shortlisted for the 2013 Shorty Award in activism. Girl Up is her second book.
About the Narrator

Cassandra Campbell, Audie Award–nominated narrator and winner of several Earphones Awards, has performed in regional theaters across the country and in several off-Broadway shows at the Public Theater and the Mint Theater. In addition to narrating audiobooks, acting, and directing, she is a commercial and documentary voice-over artist.