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Meet Edgar Allan Poe

Portrayed by Robert Gleason of American Historical Theater

2023-04-13 19:00:00 2023-04-13 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe, was born in 1809, in Boston, and died in 1849, in Maryland. He was a short-story writer, poet, critic, and editor who was famous for his cultivation of mystery and the macabre. Explore From Home - Virtual AS 1

Thursday, April 13
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-04-13 19:00:00 2023-04-13 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe, was born in 1809, in Boston, and died in 1849, in Maryland. He was a short-story writer, poet, critic, and editor who was famous for his cultivation of mystery and the macabre. Explore From Home - Virtual AS 1

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Edgar Allan Poe, was born in 1809, in Boston, and died in 1849, in Maryland. He was a short-story writer, poet, critic, and editor who was famous for his cultivation of mystery and the macabre.

* Use this link to join our virtual program: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81294920400

April is National Poetry Month. 

This is a live performance over zoom.

Writing most of his greatest works while living in Philadelphia, Edgar Allan Poe flourished there for more than six years. Exposing the inner machinations of the human mind and heart, Bob Gleason’s Edgar Allan Poe provides vivid images, terrifying tales, and heart-thumping excitement. But Gleason’s portrayal doesn’t stop there. He reveals the literary editor and critic determined to mine his mind and profit from his published works. We learn that Poe is considered the inventor of the detective story, providing the reason for the award being dubbed the Edgar. And we discover the all-too-human Poe, the passionate poet, the intense husband, the haunted soul.

Performed by: Bob Gleason, who has a degree in Theater Arts from West Chester University. He has performed on stage, screen, television, radio, and in opera and ballet (Peter and the Wolf). While serving in the U.S. Army, he toured Europe with the 7th Army Soldiers Chorus. Joining the American Historical Theater as James Wilson in 1991, the Bicentennial for the Bill of Rights. Mr. Gleason had been portraying this Founding Father for the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge since 1985.

Gleason terms his meeting with AHT’s William and Pamela Sommerfield as a turning point in his personal and professional life. In-depth historical research and audience interactivity have become hallmarks of Mr. Gleason’s historical portrayals.

Since 1991, Bob Gleason has been AHT’s “go to guy” – If you need it, Bob can do it. Over the years, Mr. Gleason has been featured at the White House Visitor’s Center, Ford’s Theater, the National Archives, the Library of Congress, the Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, Constitution Hall, the National Constitution Center, Independence Hall, Mask and Wig, Elder Hostels, Bartram’s Garden, Betsy Ross’ House, the General Warren Inn, and the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge. Bob has been especially popular at schools, museums, historic sites and libraries throughout the United States.
Bob has presented programs featuring nearly one hundred and fifty historical figures, stretching over two thousand years of history. These programs have taken him from Washington D.C. to San Diego, California, and from El Paso, Texas to Milwaukee, Wisconsin (twenty one states, so far). He has performed at the White House Visitors Center, The Smithsonian Institution, Constitution Hall, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Ford’s Theater, Independence Hall, The National Constitution Center, The Union League of Philadelphia, Valley Forge National Park, Federal Hall in NYC, numerous historic sites, and a long list of schools, libraries and other venues public and private. He lives near Lansdale, PA with his wife of 35+ years, and a large stock of costumes, props, and books.

At the conclusion of the program please feel free to take a brief online survey here:
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