Michael: A Ballad Play in Scots William Hershaw

ISBN: 9781907676765

Published: January 9th 2016

Paperback

126 pages


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Michael: A Ballad Play in Scots  by  William Hershaw

Michael: A Ballad Play in Scots by William Hershaw
January 9th 2016 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 126 pages | ISBN: 9781907676765 | 5.64 Mb

Michael, A Ballad Play in Scots by William Hershaw, is based on the character of Michael Scot of Balwearie, the 12th century philosopher, translator, polymath, alchemist and reputed wizard. Hershaw has combined the historical and folk myth aspectsMoreMichael, A Ballad Play in Scots by William Hershaw, is based on the character of Michael Scot of Balwearie, the 12th century philosopher, translator, polymath, alchemist and reputed wizard. Hershaw has combined the historical and folk myth aspects of the Michael Scot legend to create a gripping portrayal of a troubled soul who attempts to destroy the universe in order to prove the existence of God.Written in lively and accessible Scots, the play takes Scottish drama to new places by placing a cast of devils and historical figures (including Robert Burns and Jimmy Shand) in the setting of tradition ballads and folklore.

The result is a tragic but life-affirming tale brimful with dark humour, magic, horror and contemporary relevance.Michael is a play that will be enjoyed by anyone who is interested in the dark side of the Scottish psyche or who loves contemporary drama, Scottish literature, language, folk music and traditional song. But the plays scope extends, like Michael Scot himself, well beyond national boundaries. This is a play which deals with free will, Science and Religion and ultimately, our place in the universe.



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