Actors in Prison

story in the NYTimes today about Shakespeare behind bars, a program designed to teach some inmates something about the world. When they asked if anyone had some acting experience, one wrote a pretty good reply: “As for acting experience, one man had played Simon Legree in a Milwaukee prison production of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” while another was in “Three Billy Goats Gruff” back in kindergarten. William White, who is halfway through a 32-year stretch for burglary, wrote on his application that for 15 years he had “acted like I didn’t have a drug problem.””]]>

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