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Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson, A  

Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson, A $19.95 ex GST
$21.95 inc GST

Meet Samuel Johnson – poet, essayist, compiler of the first English dictionary. This evening of anecdotes and witty conversation brings to life one of the most colourful figures of the eighteenth century: irritable, generous, depressive yet hilarious. And meet characters from his life, from biographer James Boswell and painter Joshua Reynolds, to the society hostess who was Johnson’s final, unrequited, love.

Based on James Boswell’s A Life of Samuel Johnson and A Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, this new play adapted by Russell Barr, Ian Redford and the legendary Max Stafford-Clark is sure to delight and amuse.

'Let’s have no talk of dumbing down. This urbane, witty piece is an intelligent, uncompromising, but accessible, introduction to Samuel ‘Dictionary’ Johnson... Yet another triumph for Max Stafford-Clark and Out of Joint.' Susan Elkin,  The Stage         

Cast : 9M, 2F

Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-106-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB