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Roundtable Discussion: Royall Tyler – 1700s Author, Judge, Wit
September 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Brattleboro Words Project continues its 2nd Thursday monthly Roundtable Discussions with a fascinating look at late 1700s Brattleboro/Guilford author, playwright, judge and all around wit Royall Tyler. Learn why University of VT named its theater after him. His “The Contrast” was the first play performed in the early United States. His wife Mary Palmer Tyler published the first child care manual in the young U.S. Learn about this dynamic duo from leading Tyler scholar Marius B. Peladeau with Don McLean and Cristina Gibbons, who wrote a play about the couple using their own words which will be performed as part of a larger focus on Tyler at this year’s Brattleboro Literary Festival.