Saturday, 21 January 2012

The Recruiting Officer (Part 1)

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch - thanks to Steve Stanley for finding this authentic period Restoration comedy originally aired on the BBC. Something to listen to...while painting miniatures?
By George Farquhar.Set in Shrewsbury in 1704 just after the Battle of Blenheim, the play follows the adventures of two grenadiers who arrive in a small county town and embark on a recruiting drive. Captain Plume and his recruiting sergeant set about "persuading" the local men to sign up and "take the Queen's shilling". Wiki on the play here

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