The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Drama

The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Drama

by Ian Brown

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Combines historical rigour with an analysis of dramatic contexts, themes and formsThe 17 contributors explore the longstanding and vibrant Scottish dramatic tradition and the important developments in Scottish dramatic writing and theatre, with particular attention to the last 100 years.The first part of the volume covers Scottish drama from the earliest records to the late twentieth-century literary revival, as well as translation in Scottish theatre and non-theatrical drama. The second part focuses on the work of influential Scottish playwrights, from J. M. Barrie and James Bridie to Ena Lamont Stewart, Liz Lochhead and Edwin Morgan and right up to contemporary playwrights Anthony Neilson, Gregory Burke, Henry Adams and Douglas Maxwell.

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ISBN-13: 9780748688371
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 05/16/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 941 KB

About the Author

Ian Brown is Professor in Drama at the Kingston University

Table of Contents

Series Editors' Preface viii

Introduction: A Lively Tradition and Creative Amnesia Ian Brown 1

1 Scottish Drama until 1650 Sarah Carpenter 6

2 Public and Private Performance: 1650-1800 Ian Brown 22

3 Folk Drama in Gaelic Scotland Michael Newton 41

4 The National Drama and the Nineteenth Century Barbara Bell 47

5 Twentieth-Century Popular Theatre Paul Maloney 60

6 Drama, Language and Late Twentieth-Century Literary Revival Randall Stevenson 73

7 History in Contemporary Scottish Theatre David Archibald 85

8 Translated Drama in Scotland John Corbett 95

9 J.M. Barrie R.D.S. Jack 107

10 The Mid-Century Dramatists Donald Smith 118

11 James Bridie Gerard Carruthers 130

12 Poets in the Theatre: Ure, Kay, Conn, Morgan Anne Varty 140

13 Women Playwrights from the 1970s and 1980s Tom Maguire 154

14 The Traverse, 1985-97: Arnott, Clifford, Hannan, Harrower, Greig and Greenhorn Steve Cramer 165

15 Liz Lochhead Ksenija Horvat 177

16 Post-Devolutionary Drama Trish Reid 188

17 The Experience and Contexts of Drama in Scotland David Hutchison 200

Endnotes 211

Further Reading 236

Notes on Contributors 239

Index 242

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