This is the play that inspired the Lord Chamberlain's Office to censor plays; it is said to have made Jonathan Swift laugh for the second time. Henry Fielding was the Jon Stewart of the 18th century! The little hero Tom Thumb prevails by wit and cunning against superior strength and power, and Fielding's satire punctures the very serious pretensions of eighteenth century tragedy. This was the time of John Gay (we did his Beggar's Opera last season), Alexander Pope, Laurence Sterne, and Hogarth, Rousseau, Locke, Voltaire and Hume. All of whom pointed the grubby finger of outraged innocence at the constructs of pomposity, and laughed out loud. Fielding is right there with them.
Theater: Medicine Show Theatre
Address: 549 West 52nd Srteet, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10019
Cost:$15.00 - $18.00
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