Theatre: breathing life into history
- ‘It brought the story to life in such a powerful and moving way. I’ve been moved and learnt a lot too. Thankyou’
- ‘Powerful and sad. Does what archaeology rarely does and raises a human life from the fragments. It is great to see archaeology inputting so directly into communities’
- ‘It was wonderful and fascinating and really breathed life into the history. I’m so happy I was able to see it’
- ‘A beautiful lyrical weaving together of words and stories and music – a lovely narrative, moving in and of itself, but a great way to bring the research to life’
This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.
What challenges do you think the scriptwriter, Laura Lindow, faced in translating the Scottish soldiers story into a theatre production? Discuss with other participants in the Comments section below.
Archaeology and the Battle of Dunbar 1650: From the Scottish Battlefield to the New World
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