Renaissance satire takes on Scottish independence

The Satire of the Three Estates by Sir David Lyndsay is considered Scotland's only surviving Renaissance play. Now the six-hour-long political satire is being performed at Linlithgow Palace in West Lothian. (video)

The play, written in 1554, is not only an excellent period piece, but one relevant to modern Scotland in that it takes on the issue of the country's independence from England. The production is the first to be performed in its original format since 1554.