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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Theatre and Scotland

ISBN 9780230292611
Publication Date January 2013
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Theatre And

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.

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.

Series Editors' PrefaceForeword by Anthony Neilson
Introduction: Histories and Myths
Performing Scottishness
Practices: Popular and Political
Engagements: National and International
Identities: Fixed and Fluid
Further Reading


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
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