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Tanglewood Tales for Boys and Girls (1853) is a book by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne. It is a re-writing some of the most famous of the ancient Greek myths in a volume for children. Nathaniel Hawthorne in the 1860s Nathaniel Hawthorne (July 4, 1804 – May 19, 1864) was a 19th century American novelist and short story writer. ...


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Hawthorne wrote the novel while renting a small cottage in the Berkshires, a sort of inland Newport, Rhode Island for the wealthy industrialists of the Gilded Age. The owner of the cottage, a railroad baron, renamed the cottage "Tanglewood" in honour of the book written there. Later, a nearby mansion was renamed Tanglewood and hosted concerts which continue to this day. Circe, a painting by Edward Burne-Jones In Greek mythology, Circe or Kirkê (Greek Κίρκη)was a goddess living on the island of Aeaea. ... Dragons teeth (German: Höcker, humps) were square-pyramidal fortifications of concrete used during the Second World War to impede the movement of tanks. ... Jason (Greek: Ίασων, Etruscan: Easun) is a hero of Greek mythology. ... In Greek mythology, the ram with the Golden Fleece (Okros Satsmisi in Georgian) was given to Nephele of Thessaly by Hermes for her to transport her children, Helle and Phrixus, away from Ino. ... Theseus and the Minotaur is a type of logic maze designed by Robert Abbott. ... Proserpina is an ancient goddess whose story is the basis of a myth of Springtime. ... For the first asteroid to be discovered, see 1 Ceres For the Melbourne community environment park, see the Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies CERES (Clouds and the Earths Radiant Energy System) is an on-going NASA metereological experiment in Earth orbit. ... Adjective Plutonian Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 0. ... Hercules and Antaeus. ... The Berkshires are a branch of the Appalachian Mountains in Western Massachusetts. ... A side street in Newport, Rhode Island, showing the historic buildings near the waterfront Newport is a city located in Newport County, Rhode Island, about 30 miles (48 km) south of Providence. ... The Gilded Age was the era of economic development and intense generation and transfers of wealth in the United States from approximately 1876 to 1914. ... Tanglewood is a music venue located in Lenox and Stockbridge, Massachusetts . ...


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Tanglewood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (215 words)
Tanglewood is the name of an estate and music venue in Lenox and Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
Tanglewood was named for American author Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Hawthorne, on the advice of his publisher William Ticknor, rented a small cottage in March 1850 from a railroad tycoon in the Berkshires (Lenox, Massachusetts), a sort of inland Newport Rhode Island for Americas wealthy of the Gilded Age.
Young Audiences of Massachusetts (1866 words)
Leeny writes and performs animated, uplifting tales demonstrating the passion, resiliency and triumphs of the human spirit and inspires listeners to rejoice in human and cultural diversity.
Robert selects tales and myths that address such issues as personal and collective responsibility, the consequences of wise or foolish choices, respect for bio diversity and cultural diversity, the role of an Asian American artist in promoting positive social change, and the diversity present in both American and Asian cultures.
Classic tales are performed by skilled puppeteers who have spent many years perfecting their art.
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