Nine Days’ Wonder



Nine Days’ Wonder: Performed in a dance from London to Norwich, by William Kemp

Step into a world where artistry and adventure collide in William Kemp’s Nine Days’ Wonder, a new edition of the picaresque tale that chronicles the extraordinary journey of William Kemp, a celebrated actor, comedian and colleague of Shakespeare in the Elizabethan era. Known for his physical comedy and vibrant jigs, Kemp embarks on an unprecedented 110-mile morris dance from London to Norwich, an endeavour that not only challenges his endurance but also showcases his flair for what today we might call performance art.

As Kemp weaves through the countryside, his comic interactions and the kindness of strangers weave a rich tapestry of Elizabethan life, making his account not only entertaining but also a testament to the enduring spirit of adventure and creativity. 

ISBN: 9781905315840 (paperback)

ISBN: 9781905315857 (ebook)

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