Rob Velella as Nathaniel Hawthorne

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An Afternoon with Nathaniel Hawthorne

November 20, 2014

Taped by the WGBH Forum Network, historian Rob Velella (or rather, author Nathaniel Hawthorne) visited the Old South Meeting House to read a selection of the Salem-born writer’s short stories.


Complete with a timid entrance and a gruff salutation, Velella’s performance as this literary figure is clearly well researched. Though famous for novels like The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables, Hawthorne penned his fair share of short stories, as well, such as “Monsieur du Miroir” (beginning at 2:38) and “Young Goodman Brown” (12:52).

This talk took place on Friday, November 7, 2014, at 12:15 PM.

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