Immortal Memories: John Cairney: jingle-bells.info: Books
John Cairney [show article only] John Cairney (born 16 February ) is a Scottish film and television actor who He is the brother of footballer Jim Cairney . .. Burns signed a paper attesting his marriage to Jean, but her father was in the . Scots acting legend John Cairney tells us about his Titanic . Sunday, he will be surrounded by 10 of his family, including actress wife Alannah. Biography. John Cairney is well known to audiences in Scotland and internationally through The latest non-fiction is 'Greasepaint Monkey' An Actor on Acting.
In honor of Thespis, actors are commonly called Thespians, the exclusively male actors in the theatre of ancient Greece performed in three types of drama, tragedy, comedy, and the satyr play.
Western theatre developed and expanded considerably under the Romans, as the Western Roman Empire fell into decay through the 4th and 5th centuries, the seat of Roman power shifted to Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire. Records show that mime, pantomime, scenes or recitations from tragedies and comedies, dances, from the 5th century, Western Europe was plunged into a period of general disorder 5.
He is widely regarded as the poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide.
- Author details
- Cairney, John 1930–
He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and he also wrote in standard English, and in these writings his political or civil commentary is often at its bluntest. Celebration of his life and work became almost a national charismatic cult during the 19th and 20th centuries, in he was chosen as the greatest Scot by the Scottish public in a vote run by Scottish television channel STV.
As well as making original compositions, Burns also collected songs from across Scotland. His poem Auld Lang Syne is often sung at Hogmanay, and he was born in a house built by his father, where he lived until Easterwhen he was seven years old.
William Burnes sold the house and took the tenancy of the acre Mount Oliphant farm, here Burns grew up in poverty and hardship, and the severe manual labour of the farm left its traces in a premature stoop and a weakened constitution. In the summer ofhe was sent to finish his education with a tutor at Kirkoswald, despite his ability and character, William Burnes was consistently unfortunate, and migrated with his large family from farm to farm without ever being able to improve his circumstances.
Subsequently, the family became integrated into the community of Tarbolton, to his fathers disapproval, Robert joined a country dancing school in and, with Gilbert, formed the Tarbolton Bachelors Club the following year.
His earliest existing letters date from this time, when he began making overtures to Alison Begbie. In spite of four songs written for her and a suggestion that he was willing to marry her, Robert Burns was initiated into masonic Lodge St David, Tarbolton, on 4 Julywhen he was This venture accordingly came to an end, and Burns went home to Lochlea farm, during this time he met and befriended Captain Richard Brown who encouraged him to become a poet. He continued to write poems and songs and began a book in The case went to the Court of Session, and Burnes was upheld in Januarya fortnight before he died.
During the summer of Burns came to know a group of girls known collectively as The Belles of Mauchline, one of whom was Jean Armour, the daughter of a stonemason from Mauchline. His first child, Elizabeth Paton Burns, was born to his mothers servant, Elizabeth Paton, while he was embarking on a relationship with Jean Armour, Burns signed a paper attesting his marriage to Jean, but her father was in the greatest distress, and fainted away. To avoid disgrace, her parents sent her to live with her uncle in Paisley, although Armours father initially forbade it, they were eventually married in 6.
His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, a literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks as the 26th most translated author in the world. Chesterton, who said of him that he seemed to pick the word up on the point of his pen. He was christened Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson, at about age 18, Stevenson was to change the spelling of Lewis to Louis, and inhe dropped Balfour.
Lighthouse design was the profession, Thomass father was the famous Robert Stevenson. Indeed, even Thomass maternal grandfather, Thomas Smith, had been in the same profession, however, Roberts mothers family were not of the same profession. Margarets natal family, the Balfours, were gentry, tracing their lineage back to a certain Alexander Balfour who had held the lands of Inchyra in Fife in the fifteenth century.
Margarets father, Lewis Balfour, was a minister of the Church of Scotland at nearby Colinton, and her siblings included the physician George William Balfour, Stevenson spent the greater part of his boyhood holidays in his maternal grandfathers house. Now I often wonder, wrote Stevenson, what I inherited from this old minister, I must suppose, indeed, that he was fond of preaching sermons, and so am I, though I never heard it maintained that either of us loved to hear them.
Lewis Balfour and his daughter both had weak chests, so they often needed to stay in warmer climates for their health, Stevenson inherited a tendency to coughs and fevers, exacerbated when the family moved to a damp, chilly house at 1 Inverleith Terrace in The family moved again to the sunnier 17 Heriot Row when Stevenson was six years old, illness would be a recurrent feature of his adult life and left him extraordinarily thin.
Contemporary views were that he had tuberculosis, but more recent views are that it was bronchiectasis or even sarcoidosis, Stevensons parents were both devout and serious Presbyterians, but the household was not strict in its adherence to Calvinist principles. His nurse, Alison Cunningham, was fervently religious.
Her Calvinism and folk beliefs were a source of nightmares for the child. But she also cared for him tenderly in illness, reading to him from Bunyan, Stevenson recalled this time of sickness in The Land of Counterpane in A Childs Garden of Verses, dedicating the book to his nurse.
In any case, his frequent illnesses often kept him away from his first school and he was a late reader, first learning at age seven or eight, but even before this he dictated stories to his mother and nurse. He compulsively wrote stories throughout his childhood and his father was proud of this interest, he had also written stories in his spare time until his own father found them and told him to give up such nonsense and mind your business 7.
His vivid descriptions of the Yukon and its made it seem that he was a veteran of the Klondike gold rush. Although his work remains popular, Services poems were received as being crudely comical works.
Service was born in Preston, Lancashire, England, the third of ten children and his father, also Robert Service, was a banker from Kilwinning, Scotland, who had been transferred to England.
John Cairney - IMDb
When he was five, Service was sent to live in Kilwinning with his three aunts and his paternal grandfather, the towns postmaster. There he is said to have composed his first verse, a grace, on his birthday, At nine. He was writing at this time and reportedly already selling his verses and he was also reading poetry, Browning, Keats, Tennyson, and Thackeray.
When he was 21, Service travelled to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, with his Buffalo Bill outfit and this sometimes required him to leech off his parents Scottish neighbours and friends who had previously emigrated to Canada.
InService was a clerk in Cowichan Bay. The Colonist also published Services Music in the Bush on September 18, in her biography, Under the Spell of the Yukon, Enid Mallory revealed that Service had fallen in love during this period. He was working as a labourer and store clerk when he first met Constance MacLean at a dance in Duncan B. MacLean lived in Vancouver, on the mainland, so he courted her by mail, though he was smitten, MacLean was looking for a man of education and means to support her so was not that interested.
The bank watched him, gave him a raise, and sent him to Kamloops in the middle of British Columbia, in Victoria he lived over the bank with a hired piano, and dressed for dinner. In Kamloops, horse country, he played polo, in the fall ofthe bank sent him to their Whitehorse branch in Yukon. With the expense money he himself a raccoon coat 8. His artistic approach had much in common with European Symbolism and his work, alongside that of his wife Margaret Macdonald, was influential on European design movements such as Art Nouveau and Secessionism.
He changed the spelling of his name from McIntosh to Mackintosh for unknown reasons, as his father did before him, confusion continues to surround the use of his name with Rennie sometimes incorrectly substituted for his first name of Charles. The modern use of Rennie Mackintosh as a surname is also incorrect and he was never known as such in his lifetime, signatures took various forms including C.
MacNair and Frances also married the previous year, the group worked collaboratively and came to be known as The Four, and were prominent figures in Glasgow Style art and design.
Mackintosh lived most of his life in the city of Glasgow, located on the banks of the River Clyde, during the Industrial Revolution, the city had one of the greatest production centres of heavy engineering and shipbuilding in the world. As the city grew and prospered, a response to the high demand for consumer goods.
Industrialized, mass-produced items started to gain popularity, along with the Industrial Revolution, Asian style and emerging modernist ideas also influenced Mackintoshs designs. Author of a series of six plays, "Burns," Scottish Television, ; other television plays include Bonie Jean and Mackintosh.
A Moment White book A Burns Experience video script Tam o'Shanter radio playRadio New Zealand, An Immortal Memory video script Jefferson, NC Editor and contributor of introduction and commentary Immortal Memories: Author of a monthly column for the Internet Web site Tartan Umbrella, —.
John Cairney once told CA: This allows me to research, write, and perform my own material at my own discretion anywhere I wish, providing people want to hear me. It lifts the mask the actor wears, looks backstage and invites the reader right into the rehearsal room. Throughout the eclectic mix of my writing work, the recurring themes are a sense of patriotism that is not xenophobia and a total self-expression in work which underlines an intense sense of vocation.
Linking them all is an unashamed relish in the adventure that is life itself. Websites featuring the author Author Website Current events and projects My expertise lies in presenting readings and workshops. The readings and book discussions have been well-developed by way of various book tours around Scotland and appearances at the Edinburgh and Wigtown Book Festivals in Scotland, the Vancouver Festival in Canada and the Christchurch Festival in New Zealand.
The most recent Project work has been scripting a series of playlets based on The Boyhood of Burns for Maybole, Ayrshire, then seeing them through production. Other work Other Books: An Autobiographical Journey Synopsis: For the next twenty years, instead of continuing with his successful career as a conventional actor on stage and screen, he travelled the world in eighteenth century costume bringing Robert Burns to life for theatre-goers everywhere.
East End to West End Synopsis: