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These Are the Times: A Life of Thomas Paine

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A New World: A Life of Thomas Paine is a 2009 biographical play by the English playwright Trevor Griffiths on the life of Thomas Paine. Other characters in it include Benjamin Franklin (who appears both as the historical figure and as a narrator), George Washington, Edmund Burke, John Adams and Georges Danton. Its first half tells of Paine's involvement in the American Rev ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 10th 2004 by Spokesman Books
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From BBC Radio 4:

The first part of Trevor Griffiths' two-part life of Thomas Paine, These are the Times.

Part 1, 'Common Sense', starts with Paine's arrival in America in 1774, a penniless immigrant from England. He finds himself in the middle of the ferment of the struggle for American Independence and sets about writing for the cause with such passion and brilliance that General Washington has his words read out to the soldiers before a crucial battle. But he makes enemies as well as friends in
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I saw this at the Globe, magnificent! It is currently serialised on R4, listen to it on iplayer.
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Trevor Griffiths
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Trevor Griffiths (born 4 April 1935, Ancoats, Manchester) is an English dramatist.
Raised as a Roman Catholic, he attended Saint Bede's College, before being accepted into Manchester University in 1952 to read English. After a brief involvement with professional football and a year in National Service, he became a teacher.
He became
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