The History of Leith

May 5, 2011

The dramatic muse in Scotland at Greenside

Greenside witnessed the earliest efforts of the dramatic muse in Scotland, for many of those pieces in the Scottish language by Sir David Lindesay, such as his ” Pleasant Satyre of the Three Estates* were acted in the play field there, ” when weather served,” between 1539 and it 1544; but in consequence of the tendency of these representations to expose the lives of the Scottish clergy, by a council of the Church, held at the Black Friary in March, 1558, Sir David’s books were ordered to be burned by the public executioner

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