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Edinburgh Festival Explained

Edinburgh Festival at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

the also Edinburgh International Festival of Music and Drama an event that takes place in Edinburgh, Scotland, every year for three weeks in the summer, when there are many performances of plays and music, and other forms of entertainment. Some of these performances are given by famous people or groups, but there are also many others which are given by less well-known people, including university students, and these events are known as the Edinburgh Fringe.//

Edinburgh Festival at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

International festival of the arts, with emphasis on music and drama. Founded in 1947 by R. Bing, it is held for three weeks each summer. Its theatrical offerings include plays by major international theatrical companies; plays premiered at the festival include T. S. Eliot's The Cocktail Party (1949) and T. Wilder's The Matchmaker (1954). The adjunct Edinburgh Fringe attracts amateur theater groups and has launched such works as Beyond the Fringe (1960) and T. Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1966). Musically, it offers concerts, recitals, and operas by international companies, orchestras, and soloists.