This revelatory learn explores how Scottish background performs, specially because the Nineteen Thirties, increase problems with ideology, nationwide id, historiography, mythology, gender and particularly Scottish language. masking themes as much as the tip of worldwide warfare , the publication addresses the paintings of many key figures from the final century of Scottish theatre, together with Robert McLellan and his contemporaries, and likewise Hector MacMillan, Stewart Conn, John McGrath, Donald Campbell, invoice Bryden, Sue Glover, Liz Lochhead, Jo Clifford, Peter Arnott, David Greig, Rona Munro and others usually ignored or misunderstood.

environment those writers’ achievements within the context in their Scottish and eu predecessors, Ian Brown bargains clean insights into key elements of Scottish theatre. As such, this represents the 1st research to provide an overarching view of old illustration on Scottish phases, exploring the character of ‘history’ and ‘myth’ and concerning those afresh to how dramatists use – and subvert – them.

enticing and obtainable, this leading edge ebook will allure students and scholars drawn to historical past, ideology, mythology, theatre politics and explorations of nationwide and gender identity.

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