The Spirit of Robbie Burns
By Robert Murray
The whole world knows the legend that is Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns. But what was the story behind the meteoric success of this literary genius, whose works are still performed and enjoyed to this very day?
Appearing in print for the first time, Robert Murray’s acclaimed stage play follows the life of Burns from his formative years in Ayr through to his success and celebrity in Edinburgh and later farming life in Dumfries. You will meet his friends, learn of his inspirations, and discover intimate details of his many romantic encounters.
Related with warm wit and keen insight, The Spirit of Robbie Burns delves into the life of one of Scotland’s most complex and colourful characters to explore his timeless work and the world he lived in. The text of the play is accompanied by performance notes and detailed appendices, which will make it an essential addition to any good Burns Night celebration.
The Spirit of Robbie Burns also contains information about established Burns Night traditions, including exemplar speeches, as well as cast photos from previous performances of the play.
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