Video Sequencer (interactive feature)

The following scenes from the June 2013 Linlithgow production of A Satire of Three Estates have been prepared for you explore the effect that film shooting, direction and editing has on the representation of the theatrical performance.


If you haven’t already done so, please go to Filming & Editing the Satire before editing a scene.


John the Commonweal addresses the Parliament.

(from Scene 8)
John the Commonweal (representing the people and wellbeing of the Scottish nation) enters, dressed in ragged clothes. He tells a sorry story about his oppression at the hands of the nobles and clergy, and points out the vices hiding among the estates. At John’s request, Deceit, Falset (Falsehood), and Oppression are put in the stocks, Covetousness and Sensuality are expelled.

How are the politics of this key speech represented with different cuts? Find out…






An excerpt from Folly’s sermon on the infinite number of fools, distributing fools hoods amongst the cast and audience.

After watching the first half of Folly’s speech as edited by film director Richard Jack, try out alternative cuts of your own making.





Good Council and the three Vices

In this excerpt from Scene 3 Flattery, Falset, and Deceit plans to influence Rex Humanitas and thereby control the land are interrupted by the arrival of Good Council.  The Vices must revise their plans for control.

Try alternative cuts  – How do close, wide and jib shots change how you relate to the characters and drama of the scene?




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