Mr. Robert Valentine

Robert Valentine began his life-long study of Mark Twain in 1973 when he adapted a short story for the stage. Since then, he has performed his interpretation of the iconic writer and storyteller more than 2,000 times on three continents.

A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Professor Valentine is the author of four books and several plays including “Edison: A Man,” which premiered at the 1982 World’s Fair. He served for 10 years as the director of the Storytelling Tour for the National Scouting Museum, where he continued to develop the storytelling skills he learned from his study of Twain’s work.

Professor Valentine has recently retired from Murray State University where he taught advertising and was the coordinator for Basic Studies in Mass Communication. He continues to perform on stage, for television and on film, recently appearing in the film, “Revelation Trail,” and is the Principal for, "TAE Marketing," an advertising consulting firm.