Tales of the Woodland Folk (Ignorance or Terror), 2011

A children’s story, this radio play is the tale of an encounter between Mr Rabbit and Ms Squirrel discussing the best way of governing the Woodland-folk. As the play unfolds the characters argue whether it is better to rule the forest using ignorance; which is Mr Rabbit’s argument, provided by ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tze or terror; which is Ms Squirrel’s preferred option, echoing the words of French revolutionary Robespierre.

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