The Robben Island Shakespeare | Folger Shakespeare Library

Shakespeare Unlimited: Episode 1 While Nelson Mandela was incarcerated on South Africa’s Robben Island, one of the other political prisoners managed to retain a copy of Shakespeare’s complete works, which was secretly circulated through the group. At that prisoner’s request, many of the others—including Mandela—signed their names next to their favorite passages.

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