Trial By Laughter

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Following critical acclaim for The Wipers Times, Ian Hislop and Nick Newman have once again taken inspiration from real life events for their new play Trial by Laughter.
William Hone, the forgotten hero of free speech, was a bookseller, publisher and satirist.

In 1817, he stood trial for impious blasphemy and seditious libel . The only crime he had committed was to be funny. Worse than that he was funny by parodying religious texts. And worst of all, he was funny about the despotic government and the libidinous monarchy.

PublisherSamuel French Ltd.
CategoryFull Length Play
TypeScript
AuthorNick Newman & Ian Hyslop
ISBN9780573115950
Music Byn/a
Adapted Byn/a
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Extrasdoubling
TypeScript
Royalty Playn/a
Sale Price$29.95 (excl. GST and postage)
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