The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

How successful was the show that the Duke and King put on? How do the men plan on attracting a greater audience in the future?

Chapter 22: "Why the Lynching Bee Failed"

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The Shakespearean show is a disaster, with only twelve people showing up and none of them staying until the end. In response, the Duke prints up some new handbills touting a show titled the Royal Nonesuch. He then cleverly adds the line, "Ladies and Children Not Admitted" and comments that if such a line does not bring an audience, then he does not know Arkansas.