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*DIGITAL* Vermont Teen Shakespeareans Save the Planet

October 21
7:00 pm

Vermont Humanities Zoom
Drawing of people fleeing in terror during Midsummer Night's Dream
Please note: this free lecture from our Fall Conference 2021 will be held online via Zoom webinar. Registration is required. Register now for the event.

“The seasons alter, and…the mazéd world now knows not which is which!” In 2020 the Get Thee to the Funnery Shakespeare camp for teenagers studied Merchant of Venice to frame a discussion of prejudice and hate speech. And in 2021, the group discussed global warming and climate justice through Midsummer Night’s Dream. Funnery founder Peter Gould and a panel of informed, passionate, articulate, and wise campers describe their experience.

About Peter Gould

Peter Gould has directed more than ninety youth theatre productions and was the Vermont Arts Council’s Arts Educator of the Year in 2016. His YA novel, Write Naked (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux) won the 2009 National Green Earth Book Award for its ecological content. Peter is on the faculty of Brandeis University, where he is a professor of meditation in the Peace and Justice and Coexistence program.

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