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Shakespeare Behind Bars (2005)

Twenty male inmates in a Kentucky prison form an unlikely Shakespearean acting troupe.

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Rated: 7.00 (based on 1 votes)
Status: Released
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Murderers, Fugitives, Thieves... Shakespeare would have loved these guys

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Tags: shakespeare, macbeth, ,

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Shakespeare Behind Bars (2005) Movie Reviewson rottentomatoes

"The up-close interviews with the prisoners, many of whom are in jail for murder, are the heart of the film."Peter Rainer
"Rogerson and producer Jilann Spitzmiller ably convey the humanity of the inmates while also exposing them as deeply flawed individuals. The film also reconfirms the enduring relevance and power of Shakespeare and his adaptability to almost any milieu."Kevin Crust
"Albeit a tad repetitive, Shakespeare Behind Bars succeeds in humanizing men we might too easily label as monsters, and provides a solid argument in favor of prisons that place rehabilitation above retribution."Jessica Winter
"Few non-fiction films about the arts hit as hard or soar to such heights of poetry and humanity."Michael Wilmington
"Observes as the inmates use theater to massage knots of guilt and anguish in their psyches."Wesley Morris
"An immensely moving tribute to the power of art."Moira MacDonald
"The mere fact that Shakespeare can teach hardened criminals to search their souls gives hope that forgiveness and redemption are possible -- even at the bottom of the human barrel."Jami Bernard
"In Shakespeare Behind Bars, the most restricted people in society find freedom in performance and release in words."Jeannette Catsoulis
"Any minute of this low-budget, digitally shot documentary packs more punch than the entirety of most triumph-of-the-human-spirit blockbusters."Jan Stuart

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Shakespeare Behind Bars (2005) Movie Cast

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Director - Hank Rogerson