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Catchfire

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Act V
« on: March 01, 2009, 07:01:36 AM »
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We devote this entire episode to one story: over the course of six months, reporter and TAL contributor Jack Hitt followed a group of inmates at a high-security prison as they rehearsed and staged a production of the last act—Act V—of Hamlet. Shakespeare may seem like an odd match for a group of hardened criminals, but Jack found that they understand the Bard on a level that most of us might not. It's a play about murder and its consequences, performed by murderers, living out the consequences.

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Re: Act V
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2009, 07:16:19 AM »
Very interesting, Catchfire -- thanks. I'll go back and listen a little later.

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Re: Act V
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2009, 05:47:38 PM »
Very cool.
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