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Title The Edinburgh companion to Scottish drama / edited by Ian Brown.
Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2011.

Series Edinburgh companions to Scottish literature
Edinburgh companions to Scottish literature.
Subject Scottish drama -- History and criticism.
Alt Name Brown, Ian, 1945 February 28-
Description 1 online resource (viii, 248 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-238) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Copyright; Contents; Series Editors' Preface; INTRODUCTION A Lively Tradition and Creative Amnesia; CHAPTER ONE Scottish Drama until 1650; CHAPTER TWO Public and Private Performance: 1650-1800; CHAPTER THREE Folk Drama in Gaelic Scotland; CHAPTER FOUR The National Drama and the Nineteenth Century; CHAPTER FIVE Twentieth-Century Popular Theatre; CHAPTER SIX Drama, Language and Late Twentieth-Century Literary Revival; CHAPTER SEVEN History in Contemporary Scottish Theatre; CHAPTER EIGHT Translated Drama in Scotland; CHAPTER NINE J.M. Barrie; CHAPTER TEN The Mid-Century Dramatists.
CHAPTER ELEVEN James BridieCHAPTER TWELVE Poets in the Theatre: Ure, Kay, Conn, Morgan; CHAPTER THIRTEEN Women Playwrights from the 1970sand 1980s; CHAPTER FOURTEEN The Traverse, 1985-97: Arnott, Clifford, Hannan, Harrower, Greig and Greenhorn; CHAPTER FIFTEEN Liz Lochhead; CHAPTER SIXTEEN Post-Devolutionary Drama; CHAPTER SEVENTEEN The Experience and Contexts of Drama in Scotland; Endnotes; Further Reading; Notes on Contributors; Index.
Summary Combines historical rigour with an analysis of dramatic contexts, themes and forms. The 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. Key Features Provides a thorough overview of Scottish theatre from the earliest days to the present Deals with play texts as well as with the key contexts and themes of drama and theatre over the years Provides insights into the work of leading Scottish playwrights, including the new generations since the 1970s
Note English.
ISBN 9780748646340 (electronic bk.)
0748646345 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 741363900
Additional Format Print version: Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Drama. Edinburgh Univ Pr 2011 9780748641079 (OCoLC)693812376

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