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The Happy Man - A Wild Romp Through the Mind of G.K. Chesterton

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G. K. Chesterton was one of the dominating figures of the London literary scene in the early twentieth century. Not only did he get into lively discussions with anyone who would debate him, including his friend, frequent verbal sparring partner, and noted Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, but he wrote about seemingly every topic, in every genre, from journalism to plays, poetry to crime novels. "He said something about everything, and he said it better than anyone else," declared Dale Ahlquist, president of the American Chester Society, on the society's Web site. Most of Chesterton's literary output was nonfiction, including thousands of columns for various periodicals.

Personally, we find GK to be the most interesting man in the world... and he doesn't even drink Dos Equis! We love his heart-felt veneration of the common man.

Chesterton’s appreciation of the common man predates his college years. His teenage notebooks are full of reverence for ordinary people, expressed as a corollary to his reverence for the most ordinary of objects and things. Chesterton’s respect for the common man was a respect for free will. He said that the actions of a beggar are as momentous as the actions of a prime minister because the beggar’s actions are no less free and have an eternal significance surpassing all merely temporal enterprises, even those of prime ministers and kings.

This man was witty, funny, profound but most all innocently child-like. His intellect combined with this innocence makes him a most charming character. This play romps through his thoughts, his opinions, his jokes, his philosophy and his faith. You must see this play. You will be fascinated and inspired to find out more about this admirable champion of the common man.

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