“Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau should be a requirement in American classrooms, a prelude to a serious study of the Transcendentalist movement that we all could use a great good deal more immersion in. Kids badly need this element in their lives, and, to accommodate the exposure, the two-disc set also includes a great little lesson plan that strongly encourages analysis and critical thinking.” Mark S. Tucker, FAME reviewer
Sit back and take a journey in time to the final two days Henry David Thoreau spent in his cabin before leaving Walden Pond. The four character, two act play and complete lesson plan is available FREE to colleges, schools, community theaters and home schools as a performance event. Many are preparing to perform the Walden play for Earth Day.
WATCH the Award winning Walden Play with your students as shown on PBS stations nationwide, click the screen below:
For those unable to produce an actual play, we suggest a simpler “play reading” (where actors hold the script while presenting their lines) or you can watch the Walden play as a group on the DVD available here. For public groups over 20 people, we provide FREE clearance forms to show the film. The DVD comes with the entire Walden play as broadcast on public TV stations and movie theaters nationwide plus the complete lesson plan.
You can also show the complete Walden play as a fully produced film (it airs on public television) in class or on a DVD projector. To purchase the Walden DVD & CD Gift Set, click here