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Linlithgow Palace to stage ‘A Satire of the Three Estates’

29 January 2013

This June, Linlithgow Palace and Stirling Castle will provide the historic settings for David Lyndsay’s renowned Renaissance drama, ‘A Satire of the Three Estates’.

People are invited to come along to a public meeting at Linlithgow Burgh Hall on Thursday 7th February 2013 at 7:00 pm to find out how to get involved in community activities regarding the play.

Alison Stalker, Assistant Events and Filming Manager at Historic Scotland said:

“Everyone is welcome to come along and find out more about the play and how they can get involved.  

“We are looking forward to all types of community involvement from local schools to community groups to explore questions in the play such as its relationship to the culture of Renaissance Scotland and the nature of historical heritage in contemporary society.”

A Satire of the Three Estates is a comic and epic masterpiece of Scottish literature which was performed in 1552 and 1554.

The performances of the play in June 2013 are part of a two year project run by Edinburgh, Oxford Brookes, Southampton and Glasgow Universities with support from Historic Scotland.

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Contact: Joe Gallagher, Community Outreach Officer
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