Hamlet Behind Bars Discussion Thread

This American Life is a long-running hour-long radio show on NPR produced by Chicago Public Radio and hosted by Ira Glass.  This American Life could probably best be categorized as a journalistic non-fiction program featuring, among other things essays, memoirs, field recordings, and found audio.

Below is a link to one episode where the entire show is to devoted to one story: Over the course of six months, reporter 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.

Listen to the program – it’s under an hour long – and explain how it affected your understanding of Hamlet.  You can also discuss what, if any, questions it raised for you about the play.  Your post should be a paragraph of thoughtful, interesting, introspective (grammatically flawless) writing - and as always, you are highly encouraged to react to your peers' posts.