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Shakespeare behind bars

Author: Hank RogersonJilann SpitzmillerWilliam ShakespearePhilomath Films.Independent Television Service.All authors
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Shout! Factory, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Widescreen formatView all editions and formats
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Convicted felons at Kentucky's Luther Luckett Correctional Complex rehearse for the Shakespearean production, The Tempest, as part of the Shakespeare Behind Bars Program. The play's underlying theme of forgiveness parallels themes of transformation and redemption in the lives of the prisoners.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
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Case studies
Named Person: William Shakespeare
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Hank Rogerson; Jilann Spitzmiller; William Shakespeare; Philomath Films.; Independent Television Service.; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Shout! Factory (Firm)
ISBN: 0738934755 9780738934754
OCLC Number: 69671117
Notes: Documentary.
Originally produced as a feature film in 2005.
Special features: optional audio commentary by prisoners Jerry Guenther, Floyd Vaughn, and Curt Tofteland; optional audio commentary by prisoners Hal Cobb, Leonard Ford and Curt Tofteland; optional audio commentary by filmmakers Hank Rogerson and Jilann Spitzmiller; deleted scenes (8 min.); "performance selects" bonus performance footage (12 min.); "Troupe update".
Credits: Director of photography, Shana Hagan ; editor, Victor Livingston ; composer, James Wesley Stemple.
Performer(s): A documentary about an all-male Shakespearean theater company at Kentucky's Luther Luckett Correctional Complex as they rehearse The Tempest.
Target Audience: Not rated; contains adult language and subject matter.
Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: Shakespeare behind bars (Motion picture)
Responsibility: produced by Philomath Films ; in association with the Independent Television Service and the BBC ; Hank Rogerson, director and writer ; Jilann Spitzmiller, producer.

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Convicted felons at Kentucky's Luther Luckett Correctional Complex rehearse for the Shakespearean production, The Tempest, as part of the Shakespeare Behind Bars Program. The play's underlying theme of forgiveness parallels themes of transformation and redemption in the lives of the prisoners.

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This documentary follows a group of inmates at Kentucky’s Luther Luckett Correctional Complex who take part in a production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. It follows the entire process of casting and rehearsals, and concludes with scenes from a performance given for family and friends. The...
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