Playing to the Crowd is a Palimpsest commission for Dr. Johnson's House. Set in 1756, through theatre, film and online material, Playing to the Crowd explores the combustible relationship between David Garrick, Charlotte Lennox and Dr Johnson, as Samuel prepares to edit his collected works of Shakespeare. Davy's fast-and -loose showman's style coupled with Charlotte's academic dislike of the Bard puts Johnson's rigorous intellectual approach to the test.
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