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Felicity experiences a unique Shakespeare production in Mysore high security prison

Felicity's journey through India reaches Mysore, in the southern state of Karnataka, where actor and director Hulugappa Kattimani works with inmates at the local high-security prison to stage productions of Shakespeare. Felicity is given special permssion to go inside the prison and watch the prisoners prepare for a production of 'King Lear'. After the rehearsal she meets the lead actor, who is serving a long sentence for killing a man during clashes between rival political groups. He explains that his experience with Shakespeare has transformed his life, and Felicity reflects on one of the most memorable pieces of theatre she has ever witnessed.

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