King who was a Gentleman

An Irish tale about a king who thought he was the greatest gentleman in the world

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Although I must confess that what I say on stage to introduce my stories is not always completely true, this time it is. People in Germany really do quite often tell me that I am “a perfect English gentleman”: but invariably they are people who do not know me very well and are rather vague about what being a “gentleman” means!

I read this tale in Hibernian Nights by Seumas MacManus (1963).

This recording was made in Dec. 2018 during my annual performance at halbNeun Theater, Darmstadt.


The video clips here are all amateur quality, shot in various theatres.

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