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Rousseau's Tale
by David Pownall



David Pownall - Rousseau's Tale

Broadcast: Tuesday 12th February 1991

January 1765. Jean-Jaques Rousseau is in exile in London. Here he delivers a lecture to the Royal Society in Fleet Street on the subject of his 'Sexual Feelings'.

"... It is my habit and discipline to be absolutely honest in these matters from now on I forbid anyone to leave under any pretext whatsoever as we are entering into a sacred discourse between myself and my animal soul. Disgust and revulsion have no place here. We are in the temple of truth ..."

David Pownall's monologue, "Rousseau's Tale", was first performed at the Cockpit Theatre, Drury Lane, London, in 1990.

With Alec McCowen [Jean-Jacques Rosseau]

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan

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