July 1st, 2013 → 6:38 am @ // No Comments

“When that this body did contain a spirit,
kingdom for it was too small a bound.”  – Henry IV, Part I

I blogged a few weeks back about the work of Dr. Laura Bates teaching Shakespeare to prison inmates in Indiana.  In her book about the experience she talks a lot about a particular student, Larry Newton.  He sounds absolutely remarkable, learning (thoroughly) the complete works of Shakespeare, leading discussion groups about the plays, even writing workbooks to help teach Shakespeare to other classes of inmates.  His “favorite freakin’ quote” is apparently the one above.  And it is a good one.  When your spirit is content, well-nourished, and unafraid, life seems to have no bound.

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