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“Time Out of Joint: Teaching Shakespeare in Prison” – an excerpt from the upcoming feature-length documentary

“Time Out of Joint: Teaching Shakespeare in Prison” will be a 90 minute documentary about teaching Shakespeare in prison.  This is a film of a workshop at Woodbourne Correctional Facility (NY State) administered and made possible by Rehabilitation Through the Arts, and co-taught by educators Josie Whittlesey and Steve Rowland.   The workshop brought 3 films from the historic “Globe to Globe Festival” into Woodbourne and there were a series of wonderful discussions about their meaning.  Who owns Shakespeare?  Who are these plays for?  Do they speak in any meaningful ways to people who live on the margins of our society? Do they speak to people of color in the United States?  Around the world?  The brilliance of these remarkable men, and stories of their journeys might surprise you.


OSF Hip Hop Documentary

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Discussion on Hip Hop Culture and Shakespeare!


Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour sings Sonnet 18 — stunning!

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date;
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;
Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.