Video: Wit and Science The Glass of Reason

This clip initiates the recurring motif of the Glass of Reason. At the beginning of the play, Reason hands Wit (Intelligence) a glass of reason in which he can see his true self. After several adventures, when Wit has given up on his quest to win Science (Learning), he is bamboozled by Idleness and dressed up as a fool. Self-knowledge through the glass brings him to Shame, and Reason reprimands him.
The beginning of the play is missing, so we summarised it in dumbshow. Do not adjust your volume.

John Redford Wit and Science. Performed Lancaster and Groningen, 1993. Filmed at Hoghton Tower, Lancashire.
Cast: Wit Mark Spriggs; Reason Peter Sampson; Instruction Chris Robinson; Diligence Rob Turton; Study Jan Haeverans.

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