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Author Peter Gould Leads Interactive Evening of Shakespeare

Montpelier ~ Educator and author Peter Gould will lead a workshop on the performance of Shakespeare at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier on January 8 at 7:00 p.m. The event, Lifting Shakespeare Off the Page,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.

In this interactive workshop—observers also welcome—Gould will help participants access their own powerful voice by reading, reciting, and performing Shakespeare, and learning how to bring new life to immortal characters. No previous theater training is necessary.

Gould is an award-winning author and member of the 1970s Vermont “back-to-the-land” movement. He has done more than 3,500 performances around the world, and has directed over 80 youth theater productions. He is the founder of “Get Thee to the Funnery” Shakespeare camps, and received the 2016 Vermont Arts Council Arts Educator of the Year Award.

About First Wednesdays

The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May in nine communities statewide, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Talks in Montpelier are held at Kellogg-Hubbard Library unless otherwise noted. All First Wednesdays talks are free and open to the public. See the full schedule of Montpelier First Wednesdays talks.

The statewide underwriter for the First Wednesdays 2019-2020 series is the Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries.

The series underwriter for First Wednesdays in Montpelier is the Peter Gilbert Endowment Fund.

For more information, contact the Kellogg-Hubbard Library at 802.223.3338 or contact the Vermont Humanities Council at 802.262.2626 or , or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.

About Vermont Humanities

Vermont Humanities seeks to engage all Vermonters in the world of ideas, foster a culture of thoughtfulness, and inspire a lifelong love of reading and learning.