Articles

Why Shakespeare Belongs in Prison by Karen Swallow Prior, The Atlantic, April 23, 2014

Herold, Neils, “Time Served in Prison Shakespeare,” Selected Papers of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference, Vol. 4, 2012.

Herold, Neils, “In the Service of Time,” The Observer (an inmate newsletter), Luther Luckett Correctional Complex, June 2011.

Herold, Neils, “Prison Shakespeare,” Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare, Vol. 2, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming, 2015.

Herold, Neils, “Movers and Losers: Shakespeare in Charge and Shakespeare behind Bars,” Chapter 9 in Native Shakespeare, ed. Dionne, Craig and Parmita Kapadia, 2008.

Macbeth Behind Bars, Yu Jin Ko, Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation Volume VIII, Number 2 Fall 2013/Winter 2014

Shakespeare Behind Bars, Alice Thornewill, The Paper, March 2013.

Shakespeare Behind Bars Helps Inmates Seize Their Present, Curt L. Tofteland, Backstage, October 30, 2012

TEDx Macatawa Speakers Announced, Shakespeare Behind Bars Founder Curt L. Tofteland will be one of sixteen speakers at the TEDx Macatawa event.  The theme of the salon is “Do more good.”  The title to Curt’s speech is “The Quality of Mercy”, March 8, 2012

Shakespeare in Prison: Dart Society Reports, text and audio by Mary Wiltenburg, photos and slideshow production by Andy Nelson/The Christian Science Monitor, January 2012

Kentucky inmates turned actors explore selves through Shakespeare play, Sean Rose, The Courier-Journal, June 16, 2011 (pdf)
Shakespeare Behind Bars is featured on the front page of the Courier-Journal! The article is the culmination of 7 months of visits this season to the SBB circle/MERCHANT rehearsals by reporter Sean Rose and photographer/videographer Matt Stone.

Writer, Community Activist, Blogger, and Speaker – Melanie G. Snyder writes about her experience attending the Shakespeare Behind Bars/Kentucky production of The Merchant of Venice. June, 2011

Matt Wallace in Generation Next 2011 – Courier-Journal Velocity Magazine


Shakespeare’s works used to educate, rehabilitate, Tony Sauro, Stockton (CA) Record, March 23, 2011 

On March 23rd, Curt screened the Shakespeare Behind Bars documentary and facilitated an audience talkback with professors and students at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. This was Curt’s second visit to the University of the Pacific campus.

Performing Prisoners:  Conservatory Alumnus Prepares Incarcerated for Life After Prison – Webster University Journal

The Bard’s Boys – The Huntingtonian 

A Different Kind of Shepherd – Spotlight Interview on Shakespeare Behind Bars’ Matt Wallace, David N. Harding, The Observer, January 2011 (pdf)

A Chance for Prisoners to Act Like Human Beings, Wendy Jason, Change.org, December 2010

National Public Radio: Dramatic Redemption: ‘Shakespeare Behind Bars’, August 2006

Metroactive: Director Behind Bars, July 2006

New York Times: Film in Review; Shakespeare Behind Bars, March 2006

The Christian Science Monitor: Acting with Conviction, July 2001

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