A four-part documentary series by Justin Gregory on American author Mark Twain’s 1895 lecture tour of New Zealand. (Featuring actor KC Kelly as Mark Twain).
Mark Twain - 1871. (a.k.a. Samuel L. Clemens)
Mark Twain braved sinking ships, angry dogs and rabid reviewers to bring his lucrative lecture tour to New Zealand. But neither the funny man's reasons for coming nor his time here were much of a… Read more Audio
The tyranny of distance didn't stop American writer Mark Twain from visiting New Zealand in 1895. He had lectured to packed houses all over the world, but only here were dogs allowed to attend. And… Read more Audio
Not knowing what he was talking about never stopped Mark Twain. He opened fire on racism and sexism wherever he thought he found it. It's fair to say that while he was here in New Zealand, he had… Read more Audio
For Mark Twain, talking wasn't just a pleasure; it was a moral imperative, and a necessary financial boon. He was, of course, a renowned wit and raconteur. But it' s what he didn't say about New… Read more Audio