LICENSING we are offering the film free of charge. You agree not to SELL the film, reproduce or market the film. You agree to show the entire film as edited with no changes. You agree to credit MICHAEL JOHNATHON as the author and producer, and give directors and actors credits. SIMPLY copy this text and send as a letter with your complete contact information/date of the showing/attendance expected to Walden c/o PO Box 200 Lexington KY 40588 or email PHONE 859-255-5700

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“Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau” is the film version of Michael Johnathon’s theatrical play, set during the final two days Henry David Thoreau spent in his cabin before leaving Walden Pond. The performance was filmed at the historic Opera House in Lexington, KY and introduces audiences to the life and words of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, the dialogue are actual quotes taken from their literary work. Over 9,600 schools, colleges, community theaters and home schools performed the play in 42 countries. The documentary that bookends the film is a look at the life of Thoreau and filmed at Walden Pond at the actual cabin site in the woods. Shown on PBS stations and the RFD TV Network nationwide. the play script is available FREE to schools, colleges and community theatres to perform. Visit

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