Shakespeare is alive and well in Vermont, thank you very much. No matter he’s 400 years old or so, kids at the Get Thee to the Funnery Camp in Chelsea are keeping him alive through their productions. The campers, who range in age from 11-14 and are under the direction of three counselor/directors, perform Shakespeare’s classic plays – but add in their own words and musical adaptations."Something about Shakespeare really appeals to kids this age," said counselor Kailie Larkin. They do it all in two weeks. Many of the characters are played by several different people. Participants are urged to follow the costume, not the actor. They are also encouraged to react to the cue cards suggesting reactions like gasp or ha-ha-ha. This summer was the seventh year of camp;next year it moves to Craftsbury. Want more information? Go to firstname.lastname@example.org.