Links to Other Programs


A comprehensive list of links to web sites of prison arts programs (including ODAG) may be found on the Links and Resources page of Shakespeare Behind Bars.



Rogerson, H. (Director) and Spitzmiller, J. (Producer) (2005). Shakespeare Behind Bars [DVD].  Produced by Philomath Films in association with Independent Television Service (ITVS) and the BBC.  Distributed by Shout! Factory. 93 minutes.

Ross, H. (Director) (2009). Girls on the Wall [DVD].  Produced by Sincerely Films in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS) and PB&J television.  Distributed by Film Baby. 63 minutes.


Prison Drama References

Balfour, Michael, ed. (2004). Theatre in Prison: Theory and Practice.  Bristol, UK and Portland, Oregon: Intellect.

Bates, Laura Raidonis (2004). “Here is Not a Creature but Myself: Shakespearean reception in Solitary Confinement,”  Shakespeare Yearbook 12, pp. 122-30.

Bates, Laura (2013). Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard. Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks.

Bernstein, L. (2010). America is the Prison: Arts and Politics in Prison in the 1970’s.  Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press.

Berry, Cicely (2003). “The Uses of Shakespeare in Criminal Rehabilitation: Testing the limits of ‘universality,’ ” in Shakespeare Matters: History, teaching, performance, edited by Lloyd Davis.  Newark: University of Delaware pp. 151-63.

Cox, Murray, ed. (1972).  Shakespeare Comes to Broadmoor.  London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Fraden, R. (2001). Imagining Medea: Rhodessa Jones and Theater for Incarcerated Women.  Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press.

Glass, Ira (9 August 2002).  “Hamlet: Act Five,” This American Life.  National Public Radio.

Gussak, D.. and Ploumis-Devick, E. (2004). “Creating Wellness in Correctional Populations through the Arts: An Interdisciplinary Model.” Visual Arts Research 29, 1, 35-43.

Newstok, Scott and Thompson, Ayanna, eds. (2010). Weyward Macbeth: Intersections of Race and Performance, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Scott-Douglass, Amy (2007). “All the World’s a Stage,” in Shakespeares After Shakespeare: An Encyclopedia of the Bard in Mass Media and Popular Culture, general editor Richard Burt, contributing editor Amy Scott-Douglass.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 807.

Scott-Douglass, Amy (2007). Shakespeare Inside: The Bard Behind Bars (Shakespeare Now).  London and New York: Continuum Books.

Shailor, Jonathan, ed. (2010). Performing New Lives: Prison Theatre.  Philadelphia and London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Thompson, James, ed. (1998). Prison Theatre: Perspectives and Practices. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Tocci, L. (2007). The Proscenium Cage: Critical Case Studies in U.S. Prison Theatre Programs.  Youngstown, New York: Cambria Press.

Trounstine, Jean (2001).  Shakespeare Behind Bars: The power of drama in a women’s prison.  New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Williams, R. M. (2003). Teaching the Arts Behind Bars.  Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press.

Zelon, Helen (October 2001). “The Shakespeare Redemption: Inmates at a Kentucky prison grapple with the truths of human existence,” American Theatre pp. 32-5, 134-5.