Pageant of the Bruce

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Performances

Place: Kelvingrove Park (Glasgow) (Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland)

Year: 1911

Indoors/outdoors: Unknown

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Linked occasion

Scottish Exhibition of National History, Art and Industry.

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Newspaper coverage of pageant

Glasgow Herald

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Summary

During the Scottish Exhibition of National History, Art and Industry, two short pageant plays were staged (Pageant of the Bruce in September and Thomas the Rhymer in October) A further play about Robert Burns (written by George Eyre-Todd) took place near the start of the exhibition; photos suggest there was also a river pageant (on the Kelvin). There was a pageant committee, and it is possible other short-lived tableaux were put on. The texts for the Bruce and Rhymer plays are widely available, but there is a surprising lack of documentary evidence for other activities. There is press in the Glasgow Herald.

Footnotes

How to cite this entry

Angela Bartie, Linda Fleming, Mark Freeman, Tom Hulme, Alex Hutton, Paul Readman, ‘Pageant of the Bruce’, The Redress of the Past, http://www.historicalpageants.ac.uk/pageants/920/