Monthly Archives: July 2018

The Story of Pericles

Published in Mainstage Plays

Gower, a mythical story-teller, has taken on a human form to tell us this holy tale. Prince Pericles has recently lost his father and is in search of a wife. He travels to the kingdom of powerful King Antiochus, who has a beautiful daughter.  But no one may wed her until he has solved a…

Behind Prison Walls: Shakespeare Comes to Folsom Prison

Published in Social Justice / Prison Programs

From the Folsom Telegraph, June 6, 2018   Behind Prison Walls: Shakespeare comes to Folsom Prison By: Rachel Zirin, Senior Reporter Twenty-one inmates participated in the first Shakespeare program at Folsom State Prison on May 29, exploring themes of honor, betrayal, loyalty and power in “Julius Caesar.” Brought to the prison by the Marin Shakespeare…

Dear Mr. President

Published in Social Justice / Prison Programs

This is a music video by former Shakespeare at San Quentin actor Jesse James (a.k.a. “J. James tha Thrilla”).  Jesse wrote this piece while he was in our program.  He was released in 2018, and created this fantastic video. Dear Mr. President…