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August 1, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Small Meeting Room
August 1, 2018, 10:30 AM - August 30, 2018, 11:00 AM
August 1, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
When Mark Twain’s "The Prince and the Pauper" was published in 1881, the Atlanta Constitution sang its praises in no uncertain terms: “The book comes upon the reading public in the shape of a revelation.” A timeless tale of switched identities, Twain’s story revolves around the miserably poor Tom Canty “of Offal Court,” who is lucky enough to trade his rags for the gilded robes of England’s prince, Edward Tudor. As each boy is mistaken for the other, Tom enters a realm of privilege and pleasure beyond his most delirious dreams, while Edward plunges into a cruel, dangerous world of beggars and thieves, cutthroats and killers. Befriended by the heroic Miles Hendon, Edward struggles to survive on the squalid streets of London, in the process learning about the underside of life in “Merry England.” The Prince and the Pauper remains one of this incomparable humorist’s most popular and oft-dramatized tales.