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Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham visit the Northeast Kingdom

June 8, 2012

By Kat Colby

Last month, students from Lunenburg and Gilman, VT were treated to some swashbuckling and swordplay between Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham in a lively performance by the Hampstead Stage Company

The Hampstead Stage Company is a non-profit organization based out of Center Barnstead, NH with a commitment to bringing classic literature to life through live theatre. Hampstead’s visit to Gilman was sponsored by CLiF’s three year Community Literacy program in Lunenburg and Gilman. Also included as part of the program was a gift of Robin Hood books to all students in the Lunenburg and Gilman elementary and middle schools.

Younger students received a picture book and older students received a chapter book. Three student volunteers were recruited during the performance to act the parts of Little John, Will Scarlett and Friar Tuck. They were a merry band indeed!

After the performance, the two Hampstead actors (who portrayed all other roles!), engaged students in a Q&A session. The actors explained the story of Robin Hood as well as the art of live theatre. It was educational, fun and a great way to inspire kids to read the story of Robin Hood.

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