Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Gothic Victorian Tales by Candlelight

       On November 15 at 7pm, the Friends of the Dover Public Library will present an evening of theatrical storytelling by Rita Parisi of Waterfall Productions. “Gothic Victorian Tales by Candlelight” will feature a trio of stories by South Berwick’s noted author, Sarah Orne Jewett (1849—1909), one of the most prolific female writers of the 19th century. The tales feature a father and daughter embroiled in a family curse, a stranger who comes to a small town and lives in the local haunted house, and a very old lady with a mysterious past.
       Sarah Orne Jewett’s stories mirrored the everyday lives of local New Englanders, and often reflected the mysterious and supernatural. Each character and the author will be acted out by Parisi.

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