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The Cheviot, Stag, and the Black black Oil

GUEST,Guest Bob Blair 14 Apr 15 - 06:20 AM
GUEST,# 14 Apr 15 - 07:30 AM
Sir Roger de Beverley 14 Apr 15 - 08:40 AM
GUEST,keberoxu 15 Aug 16 - 07:15 PM
Senoufou 16 Aug 16 - 03:33 AM
Gallus Moll 16 Aug 16 - 12:25 PM
GUEST,Barbara 16 Aug 16 - 04:11 PM
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Subject: The Cheviot, Stag, and Black black O
From: GUEST,Guest Bob Blair
Date: 14 Apr 15 - 06:20 AM

Here's alink for the 7.84 BBC production of The Cheviot, The Stag, and The Black Black Oil. Circa 1975

http://worldofstuart.excellentcontent.com/repository/TheCheviotTheStagAndTheBlackBlackOil(Complete).mp4

Not very good quality I'm afraid but interesting nevertheless.

I've been looking for this for ages so if anyone knows of, or has a better copy then I'd be grateful if you would let me know

Bob Blair


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Subject: RE: The Cheviot, Stag, and the Black black O
From: GUEST,#
Date: 14 Apr 15 - 07:30 AM

See if this is better. Hope so.


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Subject: RE: The Cheviot, Stag, and the Black black O
From: Sir Roger de Beverley
Date: 14 Apr 15 - 08:40 AM

Many thanks for posting this. I saw it 40 or so years ago and wondered if I would ever see it again.

R


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Subject: Lyr Add: We Are The Men Who Own Your Glen
From: GUEST,keberoxu
Date: 15 Aug 16 - 07:15 PM

By request for Eliza a/k/a Senoufou (request posted on a non-music thread)

WE ARE THE MEN WHO OWN YOUR GLEN

[John McGrath, author]

We are the men
Who own your glen
Though you won't see us there
In Edinburgh pubs
And Guildford clubs
We insist how much we care
Your interests
are ours my friends
From Golspie to the Minch
But if you want your land
We'll take a stand
We will not budge one inch

(spoken) The Sporting Estate Proprietor

If you should wish
To catch the fish
That in your lochs are stacked
Then take your creel
Book rod and reel
And get your picnic packed
Now cast away
The livelong day
But don't think it's all free
You own your rods
The rain is God's
But the rest belongs to me

(spoken) Dr. Green of Surrey

Doctor Green of Surrey
Is in no hurry
For a ferry to cross the Sound
You want a pier
Oh no not here
I need that patch of ground
This island she
Belongs to me
As all you peasants know
And I'm quite merry
For I need no ferry
As I never intend to go

(spoken) The Ministry of Defence

The Minister of Defence
He is not dense
He knows just what he's found
The place to test
Torpedoes best
Is right up Raasey Sound
A few bombs too
In a year or two
You can hear the people groan
This water's ours
So NATO powers
Go test them up your own

(spoken) Continental Tour Operators

Herr Heinrich Harr
Says it is wunderbar
To shoot animals is it not
For a reasonable sum
You can pepper their bum
With bullets and buckshot
You may call us Krauts
'Cos we're after your trouts
But listen you Scottish Schwein
This is part of a plan
That first began
In nineteen-thirty-nine

Reprise, as above: We are the men who own your glen....

© 1974, 1981 by John McGrath
Revised edition
London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 1993


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Subject: RE: The Cheviot, Stag, and the Black black O
From: Senoufou
Date: 16 Aug 16 - 03:33 AM

Thank you again keberoxu! Much there which is very thought-provoking.

The play is basically about the exploitation of a potentially profitable landscape by self-interested and morally dubious outsiders. BUT, as a poster on the thread in BS points out, many of the wealthy and powerful exploiters were Scots themselves, and bore Scottish names.
The play (which I watched in Edinburgh in the early seventies) made an enormous impression on me as a young woman from London (but of Scots/Irish parents)

I'm surprised Nicola Sturgeon hasn't resurrected this to stir up the population and forward her Independence drive!


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Subject: RE: The Cheviot, Stag, and the Black black O
From: Gallus Moll
Date: 16 Aug 16 - 12:25 PM

Bob, if you look on Amazon (ok I know they don't pay their taxes / do exploit workers etc) you can buy a double dvd that has both the BBC Cheviot, Stag and Black Black Oil and also The War Game--- and it has them in two formats, Blue Ray whatever that is and ordinary that works in my elderly player.

I think you can also watch it on youtube.

And of course if you want to see a live production, Dundee rep are about to go on tour with their excellent version of the play which I saw - - was it last Autumn? --- check the tour schedule, they have a week ?) in Dundee soon, towards end of August and they finish in Citizens' Glasgow in early October (no availability left for that theatre) in between they are at Edinburgh Lyceum, Kings theatre Aberdeen, Eden Court Inverness - but I can't remember the order!
When I looked last week there were still tickets for Dundee and I think most of the others, just Glasgow sold out.
Alas the touring version is normal seating only (they had or stage/ part of the ceilidh when it was in Dundee previously)


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Subject: RE: The Cheviot, Stag, and the Black black Oil
From: GUEST,Barbara
Date: 16 Aug 16 - 04:11 PM

A new and updated production is currently in rehearsal at Dundee Rep and about to go on tour.

Don't think Nicola had anything to do with it though!


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Subject: RE: The Cheviot, Stag, and the Black black Oil
From: GUEST,Barbara
Date: 16 Aug 16 - 04:12 PM

http://www.dundeerep.co.uk/event/cheviot-tour


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