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Pimlyco

Shakespeare in Hackney; or, 'tis a mad world at Hoxton.

This is a one-act, one-man play adapted by Peter Howell and Matthew Hahn from the 1609 poem Pimlico; Run Red-Cap, 'tis a mad world at Hogsdon. It was premiered at Hoxton Hall, London, on 14 May 2013, directed by Matthew Hahn and starring Jack Klaff. Below are videos of the performance, and the lecture by Peter Howell on the importance of this the Pimlyco tavern in Hoxton to early modern Londoners, and on the poem's status as a source for The Tempest.