Description - The 3 Estaites by Alan Spence
David Lindsay's "The 3 Estaites" is - by common consent - Scotland's greatest play. First performed in Cupar, Fife in June 1552, it is the earliest Scottish play to have survived. Full of broad humour and pantomime-like farce, it also deals with dangerous topical issues, hitting out at corruption and hypocrisy in the ruling establishment, denouncing the oppression of the poor and calling for social "reformation". This contemporary Scots version by the leading poet and playwright Alan Spence retains the structure and spirit of Lindsay's script, while giving his language a new lease of life.
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(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Author Biography - Alan Spence
Alan Spence is one of Scotland's leading poets and playwrights. His publications include Glasgow Zen (2002), Seasons of the Heart (2000), Stone Garden (1997), The Magic Flute (1997) and Its Colours They Are Fine (1996). Angus Calder is an academic writer, historian and literary editor.