Prison Shakespeare and the Purpose of Performance: Repentance Rituals and the Early Modern

  • Niels Herold

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 134-142

About this book


Over the last decade a number of prison theatre programs have developed to rehabilitate inmates by having them perform Shakespearean adaptations. This book focuses on how prison theatre today reveals certain elements of the early modern theatre that were themselves responses to cataclysmic changes in theological doctrine and religious practice.


god performance theatre William Shakespeare

Authors and affiliations

  • Niels Herold
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  1. 1.Oakland UniversityUSA

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