Поэтическая гостиная. Сценарий праздничного вечера, посвящённого Р. Бернсу.

“Poetic Parlour”

                             Сценарий праздничного вечера, посвящённого Роберту Бернсу.

Robert Burns – A famous English Poet


                                 1 )       Dear boys and girls, thank you for coming to our  “Poetic Parlour”


                                 2)         We are glad to see you here to remember the birthday of the famous poet of Great

                                               Britain and the national poet of Scotland – Robert Burns.


                                 3 )        He was a remarkable lyric poet and he could write humorous, ironical and satirical

                                        poems as well. Besides he glorified true love and friendship.


                                 4)            For Scotsmen Robert Burns is an institution as well as a poet. He united his

                                       countrymen in a sentimental bond. Every year on January 25, on his birthday, a

                                       celebration called Burns Night is held not only in Scotland and in many places in

                                       England, but also among British people living in other countries.


5)                                The celebration usually takes the form of supper called Burns Supper, at

     which the national costumes are worn, traditional Scottish dishes are eaten and during  

     which a Scottish piper plays. Some of Burns’ most popular poems are recited, his songs

     are sung and there is Scottish dancing after the meal is finished.


6)                                And today we are going to glorify his memory remembering the most

     important dates and events of his life.

                    The first date  is 1759, 249 years ago.


7)                                Robert Burns was born in 1759 on the 25th of January in Alloway,  south-

          Photo № 2            western Scotland and lived to be 37. In the picture you can see the cottage in Alloway

                                         where Robert  Burns was born and spent the first seven years of his life.


8)                                В деревне парень был рождён,

                    Но день, когда родился он,

                    В календари не занесён.

                    Кому был нужен Робин?


9)                                Был он резвый паренёк,

Резвый Робин, шустрый Робин,

Беспокойный паренёк –

Резвый, шустрый Робин!


10)                            Robin was a rovin’ Boy,

Ranting’ rovin’,  rantin’ rovin’;

Robin was a rovin’ Boy,

Rantin’ rovin’ Robin.

(rovin =rambling; rantin’=making merry.)

11)                            Scene: A room in the Burns’ neighbour’s house.The woman is knitting. The man is making sth. with a hammer.

                        Woman:    The night is so stormy. It is snowing. Sb. is knocking.

                             Man:     I’ll open the door.

              Burns’ mother:    My dear neighbours! The storm has broken the roof of my house. May I spend this

                                           night at your place?

                        Woman:     Oh, dear! You’re welcome! Sit down, please. Let me have a look at your baby. What

                                          a handsome boy!

                              Man:   Hush! Smb. is knocking again. Who can it be?

                         Woman:   Oh, a stranger may have lost his way. We can’t have anyone without help. Open the

                                         door, my dear.

                           Gypsy:   Hello! How are you? I’m cold and wet. May I warm myself in your house?

                         Woman:   Of course, my dear Sara. She is a Gypsy. She can tell fortunes.

                           Gypsy:   What a nice boy! Let me see his hand. Oh, He won’t be a fool. He’ll be famous! He

                                          will glorify his family and country! 

      Маркова Н.      13)               Разжав младенческий кулак

                   Гадалка говорила так:

                         Gypsy:    Мальчишка будет не дурак.                  Парнишка будет знаменит

                                        Пускай зовётся Робин.                            Семью прославит Робин.

                                        Немало ждёт его обид

                                        Но сердцем всё он победит.

                   Robin was a rovin’ Boy,

Ranting’ rovin’,  rantin’ rovin’;

Robin was a rovin’ Boy,

Rantin’ rovin’ Robin.

(rovin =rambling; rantin’=making merry.)                                              


                                    And her prediction came true. His poetry is so much loved by people even nowadays.

           It’s naturally because he wrote for the people he knew and loved. His simple and

            beautiful songs were sung all over Scotland.


14)          Now look at the date: 1765


15)          In 1765 Robert was sent to school, but his school days didn’t last long, because his teacher soon got another job and left. But Robert’s father was a clever man. He even had a shelf of books in his poor house and his greatest wish was to give his children the best education he could afford.


16)          That’s why he persuaded some neighbours to hire a young man as a teacher for their children. This young man was John Murdoch. He was very clever and gave his pupils a good knowledge of English. They read Shakespeare, Milton, Robert Fergusson [‘fэ:gэsn], a talented Scottish poet and other most popular writers of 16th  - 18th centuries.


17)          Robert’s childhood and youth were not happy. He spent them in hard labour and hopeless poverty. Being the eldest in the family Robert had to begin working on the farm at a very early age. At 13 he worked in the field on a par with grown – ups.


18)          Now look at this date – 1773.


19)          In 1773 Robert Burns was 14 and wrote his first poem “Handsome Nell” for his first love, a girl who worked in the field with him. The first songs were composed by Robert to the tunes of popular fork songs. They were sung by his mates and neighbours made him famous in his parts.


20)          Robert wrote about the lasses and lads he knew well, about everything that happened to them. Here is one of those poems:

                                             “Of a’ the Airts the Wind Can Blow.” / “Западный ветер”

                                               Филина Аня and Лопункова  Ксения will recite it for you.


21)          Now the next date: 1784


22)          In February 1784 Robert’s father died and Robert became the head of the family. Life on the farm grew harder and harder, so the Burns moved to a smaller farm of Mossgiel. Robert wanted to make the new farm better.


23)          He bought books and spent evenings reading them by candlelight or writing poems with his plough-hardened hands.



24)          He wrote about what he knew intimately: the flowering fields and birds singing in the trees, the life of Scottish peasants and the cares and ecstasies of his own heart. Perhaps his best poems are songs of love and nature.


25)          Listen to the poem “A Red, Red  Rose” . Дмитренко Марта, Симонищвили Марина и Гаспарян Грант will recite it for you.


26)          I’d like to add some words about the translation of the poems.. In Russia 6 of R. Burns’ poems were first translated by Mikhailov in 1856. Shchepkina – Kupernick, Bagritsky, Lermontov, Shevchenko, Nekrasov, Balmont and many other poets translated Burns’ poems. But the best translations were made by Marshak. Thanks to his translations we have come to know and love Robert Burns. I’m pleased to say that  the pupils of our school also tried to do their own translations of this famous poem “RedRed Rose”. And I’d like to read you some of them.Please listen to some of them:

1. Симонишвили Мариам

                                          2. Мхиторян Гаяне

                                          3. Дудинова Аня

                                          4. Белова Вика


27)          In 1784, at a dancing party Robert burns met  the “Beauty of the village” – Jean Armour, the daughter of a rich master – mason [meison].


28)          It was “love at first sight”. Jean had a beautiful voice. Robert composed songs for her and she sang them with great pleasure.


29)          Jean and Robert loved each other dearly. They could be happy but they weren’t. Jean’s father didn’t want his daughter to marry Robert because he was poor. So Robert decided to emigrate to Jamaica. The words of the following poem reflect his thoughts and feelings quite vividly:

                                         Гребенщикова Александра and Сухарев Антон will recite the poem “ Eliza” to you.


30)          We can’t avoid the fact that Robert Burns’ songs are often used in the films nowadays. The most popular among them are “The official love affairs” and “Hello,  I’m your aunt”. And now we’d like to show you the fragment from the film “Hello, I’m your aunt”, where А. Калягин and Абарышев Владислав l perform you the song “Love and Poverty”.  


31)            Now the next very important date: 1786, August, Kilmarnock.


32)          In 1786 R. Burns published his poems in Kilmarnock. Their success was tremendous and it changed the course of Burns’ life. He decided to go to Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Here he was introduced to many famous people. All were impressed by his modesty, his witty conversations and excellent manners.


33)          Common people admired his poems. One of Burns’ friends wrote: “ weavers of Kilmarck bought the books together, shared it by pages, learnt the poems by heart and then exchanged the pages”.


34)           In April 1787 the second edition of Burns’ poems appeared in Edinburgh. It brought him money and gave him an opportunity to see more of his native land.


35)          Robert made several trips around the country and saw beautiful landscapes and locks of the Highlands. He visited some historical places which made a great impression on him.


36)          The poem “My Heart’s in the Highlands” is the result of this tour. Батурин Илья  and Каланджан Артур will recite it to you.

37)          Now listen to another poem about the Highlands “Ye Banks and Braes” . Пустовит

           Наташа  and  Белова Вика will recite it.


38)          In 1791 Robert Burns sold his farm , married to the sweet-heart of his youth Jean

            Armour and made his home in Dumfries. There he took the post of government

             inspector for the region around Dumfries.


39)          The last 5 years of his life were very difficult for Burns. He worked very hard

            combining his new duties with farming and writing poetry.


40)          No wonder that he died at the early age of  37. in 1796. but his best known songs

           date from these final years.


41)          We know that the Scottish national anthem “ Auld Lang Syne” is sung by British people when they celebrate the beginning of the New Year at 12 o’clock on December 31st and at parties or meetings of friends all over the world.


42)          And today we want to honor the memory of the great bard of Scotland by singing his song.


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