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"Shakespeare at Pendleton" Brings the Bard to Life Behind Bars

Courtesy/Jack Heller
Credit Courtesy/Jack Heller
Dr. Jack Heller firmly believes that Shakespeare is good for what ails any inmate.

The study of William Shakespeare and his plays is making its way into more prisons each year, thanks, in part, to people like Huntington University professor Dr. Jack Heller.

Heller launched his Shakespeare at Pendleton program back in the fall of 2013. Last week, his eighteen inmate actors staged a "prison group premiere" of their interpretation of Coriolanus.

WBOI's Julia Meek recently met with Heller to talk about what it's like to bring Shakespeare to life behind bars.

Event Information:

Shakespeare Behind Bars: A Lecture by Dr. Jack Heller
@ Taylor University, Upland, Indiana
Thursday, May 7th, 2015
3:00 p.m.

Find out more about "Shakespeare at Pendleton" on its Facebook page.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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