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Registration for Shakespeare Camp Now Available

photo by Peter Gould
Last year’s Shakespeare camp participants helped celebrate the 2021 Old Home Day on Craftsbury Common.

GREENSBORO – “Get Thee to the Funnery,” Peter Gould’s Shakespeare theater camp, will take place from August 1 to 13 at the Highland Center for the Arts (HCA). This theater camp has been going on in the Northeast Kingdom nonstop since 1998.

Gould says, “Lots of young people have done the program, and they’ve loved it so much, that they’ve come back year after year.” This summer the camp will again be live and in person, outside in the fresh air, under the tent at HCA.

The camp is for youngsters between 12 and 18, and is a two-week day camp, meeting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with two ensemble performances at the end of the session.

“We’re doing Hamlet, which is a totally fun way to learn about Shakespeare and learn so much about yourself. We’ll talk about great stuff like ghosts, revenge, murder, love, feminism, and how to understand and speak the greatest poetry in the English language,” Gould said.

The Funnery offers scholarships to those who need one. “We are open, accepting, welcoming, and inclusive,” he said.

Lily Dunbar, who grew up in Craftsbury and did the camp for many summers, says, “Of my entire childhood, those two weeks each year stand out the most to me. I am so happy that the Funnery was a part of my life.”

For more information, or to download a registration form, see the camp website at , or call Gould at (802) 257-4844 to have questions answered. Find the camp on Facebook at

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