Johnson and Boswell – Late But Live
This article is from 2007.
We’re presented with a modern day chat show starring James Boswell, whose guest is none other than his revered Dr Johnson. He gives an account of the pair’s Highland tour of 1773 quite at variance with Boswell’s. We might speculate about the question of who owns a life, the biographer or his subject as a question at the heart of Stewart Lee’s piece featuring Simon Munnery’s Johnson and Miles Jupp’s Boswell, but it’s mainly a clever, fast and funny evening with a pair of old hands on the comedy circuit which doesn’t say very much, but which does so amusingly.
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