A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson

A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson

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Out of Joint Presents: A Dish of Tea With Dr Johnson


Irritable, generous, seriously depressed yet a great wit: meet Samuel Johnson – poet, essayist and lexicographer. This evening of stories and conversation brings to life some of the most colourful figures of the eighteenth century. The host of characters bringing detail to this fascinating portrait includes biographer James Boswell, painter Joshua Reynolds, King George III, Bonnie Prince Charlie’s saviour Lady Flora MacDonald, and Mrs Thrale, the society hostess who was Johnson’s final, unrequited love.


‘With A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson we return to the fascinating world of the great Dr Johnson. Until the middle of the 19th Century only the two patent houses, Drury Lane and Covent Garden, were permitted to present drama. So when Samuel Foote, Johnson’s contemporary, presented his evening of comic impersonations and vignettes it was billed as An Invitation to a Dish of Chocolate with Samuel Foote. From him we have purloined our title.’ - Max Stafford-Clark

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849436526
Publisher: Oberon Books
Publication date: 02/22/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 61
Sales rank: 1,107,215
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Russell Barr's plays, the award-winning Sisters, Such Devoted Sisters (Out of Joint), Vantastic & Lobster (Oval House) and A Dish of Tea With Dr Johnson (Out of Joint) are published by Oberon Books. His other plays include The Super Slash Naughty XXXmas Story (Wilton's Music Hall) and Danny Diva (Soho Theatre).

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