Letter from America No. VII

Text:  Herbert


Photography:  Georgia Oetker 

London Shakespeare Workout LSW Prison Project

Greetings Dr. Bruce Wall,


By the time you get this letter it will be close to one month since our performances of ‘Rounding Shakespeare’.  Dr. Bruce Wall, you and your staff have brought so much hope to a man that almost lost all hope in people.  I’ve been in prison almost half a decade not knowing what God’s true plan for my life would be.  Then I met you for a second time.  Through your workshops and the performance of ‘Rounding Shakespeare’ I began to dream.  I began to hope, see and come to an understanding of what God wants me to do with the talent that he has blessed me with.  Your goal at LSW to help inmates to find purpose through Shakespeare is a great task.


Thank you for giving me the chance to discover my own life with a new purpose.  My dreams and goals are along the same line as yours.  I want to use my talent not just to bring about awareness but to bring change in the lives of people like me.  Most particularly I want to bring change to children who may now dream of becoming like the ‘me’ that I was.  Thank you for using Shakespeare to open the eyes of this con.


If we were never to meet again in this lifetime I can honestly say that it was a blessing getting to work with you.  Thank you once again.  The pleasure was all mine.





London Shakespeare Workout LSW Prison Project

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