Archive for the ‘Scotland’ Category

“Beware of men bearing flowers.”: Muriel Spark

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“Beware of men bearing flowers.”: Muriel Spark

Robert Burns – To A Mouse – Poem

 

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Robert Burns’ To A Mouse presented by David Sibbald from his CD “The Greatest Poems in the World” (available at http://www.robertburns.plus.com/CD.htm) Edited by Peggy Edwards (AKA Peigi McCann).

The Story of Robert Burns/ Short animation

Robert Burns

Robert Burns

Find out about the life and legacy of Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns in this short animation.

Tobias Smollett/ Audio

Tobias Smollett c 1770

Tobias Smollett c 1770

Tobias George Smollett was a Scottish poet and author.He was best known for his picaresque novels, such as The Adventures of Roderick Random and The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle , which influenced later novelists such as Charles Dickens.His novels were amended liberally by printers; a definitive edition of each of his works was edited by Dr.O.

The House with the Green Shutters – Act One: Video

The House with the Green Shutters - Act One

The House with the Green Shutters – Act One

The company’s first touring show. Playing all round the country in village halls, gymnasiums and the newly opened Tron Theatre. Based on the classic Scottish novel by George Douglas Brown. The story of John Gourlay, small town despot and merchant, destroyed by his small town rival and by the small town itself. A peculiarly Scottish theme, interpreted in the grand manner of Greek Tragedy ( the author George Douglas Brown was himself a classics scholar) with daredevil physicality, men dancing with men, live music and Brechtian songs, all in a wonderful, demotic Scots.