Modernism and Scottish Theatre since 1969

This book argues that Scottish theatre has, since the late 1960s, undergone an artistic renaissance, driven by European Modernist aesthetics.


Author: Mark Brown

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319986395

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 254

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This book argues that Scottish theatre has, since the late 1960s, undergone an artistic renaissance, driven by European Modernist aesthetics. Combining detailed research and analysis with exclusive interviews with ten leading figures in modern Scottish drama, the book sets out the case for the last half-century as the strongest period in the history of the Scottish stage. Mark Brown traces the development of Scottish theatre’s Modernist revolution from the arrival of influential theatre director Giles Havergal at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow in 1969 through to the advent of the National Theatre of Scotland in 2006. Finally, the book contemplates the future of Scotland’s theatrical renaissance. It is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary theatre and/or the modern history of live drama in Scotland.

Performing Scottishness

Scotch Reels: Scotland in Cinema and Television (London: British Film Institute, 1982). ... See, for example, Mark Brown, 'An Historical Note', in Modernism and Scottish Theatre Since 1969: A Revolution on Stage (London: Palgrave ...


Author: Ian Brown

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030394073

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 278

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This wide-ranging and ground-breaking book, especially relevant given Brexit and renewed Scottish independence campaigning, provides in-depth analysis of ways Scottishness has been performed and modified over the centuries. Alongside theatre, television, comedy, and film, it explores performativity in public events, Anglo-Scottish relations, language and literary practice, the Scottish diaspora and concepts of nation, borders and hybridity. Following discussion of the 1320 Declaration of Arbroath and the real meanings of the 1706/7 Treaty of Union, it examines the differing perceptions of what the ‘United Kingdom’ means to Scots and English. It contrasts the treatment of Shakespeare and Burns as ‘national bards’ and considers the implications of Scottish scholars’ invention of ‘English Literature’. It engages with Scotland’s language politics –rebutting claims of a ‘Gaelic Gestapo’ – and how borders within Scotland interact. It replaces myths about ‘tartan monsters’ with level-headed evidence before discussing in detail representations of Scottishness in domestic and international media.

Minority Literatures and Modernism

Studies in Scottish Fiction: Twentieth Century Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1990. Scott, Alexander. ... Akros 10 (May 1969): 21-8. ... 'Feminine Pleasures and Masculine Indignities: Gender and Community in Scottish Drama.


Author: William Calin

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802083654

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 399

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Calin explores the 20th-century renaissance of literature in the minority languages of Scots, Breton, and Occitan, and demonstrates that all three literatures have evolved in a like manner, repudiating their romantic folk heritage.

Modern Playhouses

Joseph , Stephen , ' Newcastle - under - Lyme Civic Theatre ' , in Adaptable Theatres , edited by Stephen Joseph ... New Theatre Forms ( London : Pitman , 1968 ) Kelly , Jessica , Vulgar Modernism : J. M. Richards , modernism and the ...


Author: Alistair Fair

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198807476

Category: Architecture

Page: 295

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The first detailed study of the major programme of theatre-building in Britain between the 1950s and the 1980s, Modern Playhouses draws on a vast range of archival material to present the history of post-war theatre buildings as a history of ideas relating not only to performance but also to culture, citizenship, and the modern city.

History of Scottish Architecture

The 1969 and 1972 Town and Country Matthew , who now turned his formula of Planning Acts gave force to statutory listing ... role played by Lindsay up to his death in 1966 , but but also as an offshoot of the Late Modernist in an ...


Author: Glendinning Miles Glendinning

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474468503


Page: 626

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At last - here is a single volume authoritative history of Scottish architecture. This compact yet comprehensive account combines factual description of the vast and fertile range of visual forms and key architects in each period with a wide-ranging analysis of their social, ideological and historical context. As Scotland has often been closely involved with new trends in western architecture, this book highlights the interaction of Scottish developments with broader European and international movements. From the beginnings of the Renaissance in the 15th century right up to the 1990s ,this much-needed survey covers the entire post-medieval story in one volume.

Dance Modernism and Modernity

In 1910 she choreographed ballet sections for an opera at the Savoy Theatre and started a school of dancing for ... given a letter of introduction to him by Holbrook Jackson, editor of London-based modernist magazines (Morris 1969, 28).


Author: Ramsay Burt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429855948

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 226

View: 710

This collection of new essays explores connections between dance, modernism, and modernity by examining the ways in which leading dancers have responded to modernity. Burt and Huxley examine dance examples from a period beginning just before the First World War and extending to the mid-1950s, ranging across not only mainland Europe and the United States but also Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific Asian region, and the UK. They consider a wide range of artists, including Akarova, Gertrude Colby, Isadora Duncan, Katherine Dunham, Margaret H’Doubler, Hanya Holm, Michio Ito, Kurt Jooss, Wassily Kandinsky, Margaret Morris, Berto Pasuka, Uday Shankar, Antony Tudor, and Mary Wigman. The authors explore dancers’ responses to modernity in various ways, including within the contexts of natural dancing and transnationalism. This collection asks questions about how, in these places and times, dancing developed and responded to the experience of living in modern times, or even came out of an ambivalence about or as a reaction against it. Ideal for students and practitioners of dance and those interested in new modernist studies, Dance, Modernism, and Modernity considers the development of modernism in dance as an interdisciplinary and global phenomenon.

British Avant Garde Theatre

Donald, James, Anne Friedberg and Laura Marcus (eds) (1998) Close Up 1927–1933: Cinema and Modernism, London: Cassell. Donaldson, Ian (ed.) (1983) Transformations in Modern Drama, Canberra: Australian National University.


Author: C. Warden

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137020697

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

View: 154

This book explores an under-researched body of work from the early decades of the twentieth century, connecting plays, performances and practitioners together in dynamic dialogues. Moving across national, generational and social borders, the book reads experiments in Britain during this period alongside theatrical innovations overseas.

A Companion to British and Irish Cinema

In: Scotch Reels: Scotland in Cinema and Television (ed. ... Anon (1969). Films and Scottish culture. Scottish International 5: 5–8. Bain, Douglas, Bain, Ouainé, and Skirrow, Gillian (1983). ... Film, Drama and the Break‐Up of Britain.


Author: John Hill

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781118477519

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 608

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A stimulating overview of the intellectual arguments and critical debates involved in the study of British and Irish cinemas British and Irish film studies have expanded in scope and depth in recent years, prompting a growing number of critical debates on how these cinemas are analysed, contextualized, and understood. A Companion to British and Irish Cinema addresses arguments surrounding film historiography, methods of textual analysis, critical judgments, and the social and economic contexts that are central to the study of these cinemas. Twenty-nine essays from many of the most prominent writers in the field examine how British and Irish cinema have been discussed, the concepts and methods used to interpret and understand British and Irish films, and the defining issues and debates at the heart of British and Irish cinema studies. Offering a broad scope of commentary, the Companion explores historical, cultural and aesthetic questions that encompass over a century of British and Irish film studies—from the early years of the silent era to the present-day. Divided into five sections, the Companion discusses the social and cultural forces shaping British and Irish cinema during different periods, the contexts in which films are produced, distributed and exhibited, the genres and styles that have been adopted by British and Irish films, issues of representation and identity, and debates on concepts of national cinema at a time when ideas of what constitutes both ‘British’ and ‘Irish’ cinema are under question. A Companion to British and Irish Cinema is a valuable and timely resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of film, media, and cultural studies, and for those seeking contemporary commentary on the cinemas of Britain and Ireland.

Representing Scotland in Literature Popular Culture and Iconography

James Kinsley (London: Oxford University Press, 1969). — , Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, with a note on the text by Michael Schmidt (1786; Harmondsworth: Penguin ... Caughie, John, Television Drama: Realism, Modernism and ...


Author: A. Riach

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230554962

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 817

This fascinating new study is about cultural change and continuities. At the core of the book are discrete literary studies of Scotland and Shakespeare, Walter Scott, R.L. Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, the modern Scottish Renaissance of the 1920s and more recent cultural and literary phenomena. The central theme of literature and popular 'representation' recontextualises literary analysis in a broader, multi-faceted picture involving all the arts and the changing sense of what 'the popular' might be in a modern nation. New technologies alter forms of cultural production and the book charts a way through these forms, from oral poetry and song to the novel, and includes studies of paintings, classical music, socialist drama, TV, film and comic books. The international context for mass media cultural production is examined as the story of the intrinsic curiosity of the imagination and the intensely local aspect of Scotland's cultural self-representation unfolds.

Modernism The Lure of Heresy

Leonard K. Eaton, Two Chicago Architects and Their Clients: Frank Lloyd Wright and Howard Van Doren Shaw (1969), ... Scandinavian founders of the modernist theatre, Ibsen and Strindberg, have been satisfactorily presented in English.


Author: Peter Gay

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393347593

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 785

“Rich, learned, briskly written, maddening yet necessary study.”—Lee Siegel, New York Times Book Review Peter Gay explores the shocking modernist rebellion that, beginning in the 1840s, transformed art, literature, music, and film. Modernism presents a thrilling pageant of heretics that includes Oscar Wilde, Pablo Picasso, D. W. Griffiths, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, Walter Gropius, Arnold Schoenberg, and (of course!) Andy Warhol.