23SU-A-American Poems of Place: North of Boston

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  • Wk1 Poetry
     July 10, 2023
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wk2 Poetry
     July 17, 2023
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wk3 Poetry
     July 24, 2023
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wk4 Poetry
     July 31, 2023
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In-Person: NEC Lyons Building, 55 Depot Hill Rd, Henniker, NH 03242, Rm 103
Mondays, 10   – Noon | July 10 – 31
Instructor: Don Melander | Facilitator: Alice Nye

When Don Melander was the Open Door Theatre dramaturge, he adapted a number of Robert Frost’s poems into a dramatic dialogue among early 20th Century denizens of New Hampshire. Melander will provide the class with copies of his play, and the members of the class will “play” the characters and discuss the poems, the process of adapting the poems into a play, and the interactions among the characters.
(Optional: Participants may continue the discussion after a lunch break)

Don Melander is a retired Professor of English and Humanities Emeritus at New England College, where for more than 50 years he taught literature, humanities, poetry workshop and team-taught courses in Shakespeare, philosophy, history, and the creative process. He holds a PhD from Syracuse University, with a dissertation, “Wallace Stevens’ Meditations on Being: A Heideggerian Study.”


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