David Tennant: Actor Reads the Pied Piper of Hamelin

David Tennant recently did a reading of the Pied Piper of Hamelin for BBC Radio Four.

Here’s a description:

The Pied Piper of Hamelin is the subject of a legend concerning the departure of a great many children from the town of Hamelin, Lower Saxony, Germany, in the Middle Ages. The earliest references describe a piper, dressed in pied (multicoloured) clothing, leading the children away from the town never to return. In the 16th century the story was expanded into a full story – that of the poem , in which the piper is a rat-catcher hired by the town to lure rats away with his magic pipe. When the citizens refuse to pay for this service, the piper retaliates, turning his magic on the children, leading them away to the mountains. Only one boy remains behind ..

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    This is Awesome. I Love Robert. How Thoughtful! David Reading The Poem, so well done. IE Let your Yes be yes and your no-no. A Lesson I see The world Always Needed?

    We even need to watch our mouths that intent be truth . Not that of tickling ears saying what we know they want to hear. July 22nd 1376. NICE.

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