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PARADISE LOST Comes Alive with John Basinger

June 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

John Basinger will present Book XI of John Milton’s Paradise Lost.
This is a live “reading”. Books to follow along will be available.

John’s performances are open to all at no charge, while donations are always appreciated for The Buttonwood Tree’s further programming 🙂



The Paradise Lost Performance Project

John Basinger started committing all twelve books of John Milton’s “Paradise Lost” to memory in 1993. Since then, he has performed them at a variety of venues across the country, including; Poetry Alive in Asheville, North Carolina, 1997 National Slam Poetry Festival, The Connecticut Storytelling Festival, Bluffton University, Wesleyan University, Yale University, Three Rivers Community College, Trinity College (Hartford CT), Connecticut College, Southern Connecticut State University, Central Connecticut State University, South Congregational Church, Middletown CT, Middlesex Community College, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Avol’s Bookstore in Madison WI, Edgartown (MA) Public Library, the University of Redlands, Regensburg University (Germany), Warren Wilson College, and Manhattanville College. He has also appeared at the Milton Academy in Milton, Mass., New London (CT) High School, Glastonbury (CT) High School, East Catholic High School (CT), The Buttonwood Tree (Middletown CT) and numerous living rooms, churches and theaters.








John Basinger as King Lear


June 9, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT