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Hector MacMillan Technician     Playwright     Luthier Honorary President: Scottish Society of Playwrights

Honorary Fellow: Association For Scottish Literary Studies

“If we investigate only by physical and chemical means, we can only get physical and chemical answers.”

Sir Alister Hardy, FRS

Noblesse ObleegeNoblesse Obleege by Hector MacMillan

Commissioned by The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. Director Hamish Glen. Premire 1989.

Moliere’s Bourgeois Gentilhomme translated/adapted into Scots.

The new title was not used in the premiere production. Some of the management didn’t know what it meant

“delightedly delves into the ruder aspects of Scots reductive humour” The Scotsman

“Colourful and creative .. the sheer musicality of the tongue tickles” Scotland On Sunday.

“a heavy, inflexible-sounding version that slumps depressingly between two stools.” The Guardian

The play had a successful revival at Dundee Rep, 1995, again directed by Hamish Glen.

Ref: Moliere in Scotland. Noel Peacock. University of Glasgow French and German Publications. 1993. [ISBN 0 85261 392 X]

Alexander, R. Edinburgh Review. 2000.