Robert Burton’s Daily Digest


Each day throughout July 2020, Stan’s Cafe present a daily dose from Robert Burton’s pioneering self-help manual ‘The Anatomy of Melancholy’.

Filmed in 35 episodes over the lockdown period under the direction of James Yarker, the screen is divided into quadrants – with the four cast members of the touring version of the show (Gerard Bell, Rochi Rampal, Graeme Rose and Craig Stephens) voicing from the vantage of the four humours. In the words of Burton, “If any man ask… I perform Melancholy by being busy to avoid Melancholy.

Trailer for Stan’s Cafe’s ‘The Anatomy of Melancholy’ (2013)


One Response to “Robert Burton’s Daily Digest”

  1. Episode 2: The Humours, and subsequent episodes can be viewed on the Stan’s Cafe Youtube channel

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