In this cutting-edge text, Trish Reid offers a concise overview of the shifting roles of theatre and theatricality in Scottish culture. She asks important questions about the relationship between Scottish theatre, history and identity, and celebrates the recent emergence of a generation of internationally successful Scottish playwrights.
About the Author
TRISH REID is Deputy Head of the School of Performance and Screen Studies at Kingston University, UK. She is the author of a number of articles and chapters on contemporary Scottish theatre, including 'Post Devolutionary Theatre' in The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Drama and 'Anthony Neilson' in Modern British Playwriting: the 1990s.
Table of Contents
Series Editors' PrefaceForeword by Anthony Neilson.- Introduction: Histories and Myths.- Performing Scottishness.- Practices: Popular and Political.- Engagements: National and International.- Identities: Fixed and Fluid.- Conclusion.- Further Reading.- Acknowledgements.
What People are Saying About This
A clear, comprehensive analysis of what theatre in Scotland was, is and may become in the future. It is a timely and important read'. – Ksenija Horvat, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
'...leav[es] the reader with an almost dizzying panorama of a theatrical tradition that is lively, contentious and important; that pushes boundaries ... and is startlingly contemporary and vibrant. A true celebration of Scotland and the Scottish performance culture, this book is a much-needed addition to Scottish theatre scholarship.' - Penelope Cole, University of Colorado, USA