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The Man Who Played Robert Burns: An Autobiographical Journey Hardcover – 29 Oct 1987

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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing; First edition edition (29 Oct. 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851580700
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851580705
  • Package Dimensions: 23.4 x 15 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,500,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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John Cairney was asked to play Burns for the first time in a sketch performed by comedian, Jimmy Logan, on BBC television in 1959. John had merely to be a Burns portrait which came to life. When the programme was transmitted, the viewer reaction to this brief appearance was overwhelming.

In 1960, while playing Hamlet at the Glasgow Citizens' he invited the Scottish poet and playwright, Tom Wright, to create a one-man-show based on the life of Scotland's national bard and a working script was ready during 1962....

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