David Hume, Citizen of the World Wally Shaw

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Published: January 6th 2014

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52 pages


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David Hume, Citizen of the World  by  Wally Shaw

David Hume, Citizen of the World by Wally Shaw
January 6th 2014 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 52 pages | ISBN: | 4.52 Mb

Bringing classical philosophers alive through play readings and docudramas at the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe.These plays were written by Rev Dr Wally Shaw who was a Minister, Philosopher and Lecturer in World Religions and Philosophy.MoreBringing classical philosophers alive through play readings and docudramas at the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe.These plays were written by Rev Dr Wally Shaw who was a Minister, Philosopher and Lecturer in World Religions and Philosophy.This is the fifth in a series of docu-dramas on the Scottish Enlightenment to be written for, and performed by,the Radicals (an inclusive drama group) at the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe.Other titles available on Kindle are:Adams Smith, Making Poverty HistoryJeremy Bentham, The Pursuit of HappinessDavid Hume, Citizen of the WorldRobert Burn, Scotlands Radically Enlightened PoetSocrates, Life and LegacyOur website is www.livingphilosophy.org.ukThe Radicals are an inclusive drama group.

Our aim is to proclaim the Scottish Enlightenment and its relevance for today. Our objective is, through play reading, to help us to better identify with those whose life and teachings we wish to understand and evaluate. Our method is inclusiveness, to give an opportunity to those who otherwise might not be able to take part in a play reading that leads to taking part in a performance, especially in the International Fringe of the City of Enlightenment.Reviews of our plays as performed at the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe :Excellent Dramatisation of Adam Smith and his Views...www.adamsmithslostlegacy.comA detailed and uncompromisingly intellectual live docudrama with commentary on the life and times of Adam Smith, the father of modern Economics...http://www.fringereview.co.uk/IT is not theatre so much as dedicated amateurs sharing their enthusiasm as well as a few rather scholarly insights into Scotlands bard through readings, recitings and singing.The Radicals, who say they are dedicated to staging the classical heritage of the Scottish Enlightenment no less, make clear they are not all professionals of stage and screen.

And it shows. Yet their enthusiasm is contagious and the audience are encouraged to sing along with favourites A Mans a Man for A That and Auld Lang Syne, which is well suited to the environs of St Marks. Lesser known but no less pleasing songs also get a show – Of A the Airts a nice choice, while Epistle to J Lapraik also gives scope to Burns outlook on life and intellectual snobbery.The scholarship is impressive but worn lightly, as readings from Burns contemporaries, philosopher David Hume and economist Adam Smith, show how they influenced the often poor but well-educated poet.

The narrator nicely points out his ongoing relevance – in Burns time, too, there was recession and collapsing banks causing hardship across Scotland. In fact, never has Burnss poem, cheekily entitled in the programme as Lines Written on a Bank of Scotland One Guinea Note, sounded so fresh.The Scotsman, 21st August, 2009The life and works of Burns are excellent material with which to introduce an audience to the Scottish Enlightenment and the radicalism generated at the intersection of philosophy and life.

This informative retelling of the great mans upbringing and influences is neatly interwoven with his songs and poetry, all made accessible to those bemused by words like sleekit and knappin-hammer by a booklet which comes with the ticket. Achieving this ease of access while maintaining the original language is a triumph, one which culminates in the moving experience of joining hands to sing Auld Lang Syne.

Sometimes the acting is a little wooden and the teachings of Hume are slightly misrepresented, but its a beautiful production for a that.



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