The Knight of the Burning Pestle

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ISBN: 9781854596246
Author: Francis Beaumont
Publication Date: 12/07/2001
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 128pp.

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Drama Classics: The World’s Great Plays at a Great Little Price

A play within a play. The intended performance of The London Merchant – the tale of an apprentice’s efforts to win the hand of his master’s daughter – is interrupted by a request from the audience to stage the story of a heroic grocer who kills a lion with a pestle. Rafe is dragged from the audience to play this hero. Both stories get muddled up and the conventions of theatre get thoroughly mauled.

Edited with an Introduction by Colin Counsell.

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