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The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Drama

Edited by Ian Brown

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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.

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Ian Brown
1 Scottish drama until 1650
Sarah Carpenter
2 Public and private performance: 1650-1800
Ian Brown
3 Folk Drama in Gaelic Scotland
Michael Newton
4 The National Drama and the Nineteenth Century
Barbara Bell
5 Twentieth-Century Popular Theatre
Paul Maloney
6 Drama, Language, and Late Twentieth-Century Literary Revival
Randall Stevenson
7 History in Contemporary Scottish Theatre
David Archibald
8 Translated Drama in Scotland
John Corbett
9 J.M. Barrie
R.D.S. Jack
10 The Mid-Century Dramatists
Donald Smith
11 James Bridie, Theatre and Scotland
Gerard Carruthers
12 Poets in the Theatre: Ure, Kay, Conn, Morgan
Anne Varty
13 Women playwrights from the 1970s and 1980s
Tom Maguire
14 The Traverse, 1985-1997: Arnott, Clifford, Hannan, Harrower, Greig and Greenhorn
Steve Cramer
15 Liz Lochhead
Ksenija Horvat
16 Identity and Difference in Post-Devolutionary Drama
Trish Reid
17 The Experience and Contexts of Drama in Scotland
David Hutchison
Further Reading
Notes on Contributors

About the Author

Ian Brown is Professor in Drama at Kingston University. He is General Editor of The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature (EUP: 2007) and Series Editor of The Edinburgh Companions to Scottish Literature, co-editing the volume on the twentieth century (2009) and on drama (due out in 2011).

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