04. Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau





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Published on Apr 12, 2009

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The Kentucky Theatre.
The Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour.

Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau, an original story written and produced by folksinger Michael Johnathon. The two act, four character play is a conversation between Thoreau and Emerson set during the final two days Thoreau spent in his cabin before leaving Walden Pond.

-- The film begins with a documentary of Thoreau's life, set in Walden Woods, followed by a full live-audience production of the Walden play, starring actor Adam Luckey as Thoreau.

-- During Walden, the dialogue between Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson is culled from their actual literary works. Johnathon also created two fictional characters, Joshua and Rachel, to offer a common and often humorous perspective on the overtly intellectual musings of Thoreau and Emerson.

-- More than 7,200 colleges, schools and community theaters in 37 countries have registered performances of the play since it was written 24 months ago.


-- The WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, hosted by folksinger Michael Johnathon started from a very humble beginning with one radio station in 1999. Today it is listened to by over 900,000 radio listeners on over 491 radio stations each week all over the world. It is provided free of charge to public and community radio stations anywhere in the world.

-- The music that is featured is a very wide variety of folk music from all over the world. It is very unusual in that everyone associated with the show is a volunteer. Even Mr. Johnathon and the other performers who come from all over the world are not paid. Sharing this with you is my contribution to this volunteer effort.

-- Please visit www(dot)woodsongs(dot)com for more information, archives, podcasts, merchandise, and more.


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