Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Daniel Defoe: Him to the Pillory

July 31st 1703, Charing Cross: Daniel Defoe is pilloried for upsetting Anglicans and Dissenters alike with his satirical pamphlet The Shortest Way With The Dissenters. Does he survive?

October 5th 2009, The Green Man: Come and fling stones, rotten vegetables and animal excrement* at Defoe as he argues his cause, discusses life in early Eighteenth-Century London and challenges you to consider your own views and beliefs. This one man show is written and performed by Tim Gambrell.

* not obligatory!

That lot was written by the great Gambo himself, so I have nothing to add. Well, except this. Any excuse, really.

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