Robert Burns Pageant

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Performances

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

Year: 1911

Indoors/outdoors: Unknown

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Notes

Probably May or June 1911

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Names of script-writer(s) and other credited author(s)

Eyre-Todd, George

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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.

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