The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

Author: David Greig
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571282148
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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One wintry morning academic Prudencia Hart sets off to a conference in the Scottish Borders. Stranded there by snow, she is swept off on a dream-like journey of self discovery, complete with magical moments, devilish encounters and wittily wild music. 'You shouldn't miss this for the world . . . Rambunctiously life-affirming and touchingly beautiful.' Herald 'More vibrantly alive than any piece of theatre I've seen in Scotland for years.' Scotsman Inspired by the Border ballads, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart toured throughout Scotland in 2011 in a production by the National Theatre of Scotland.

Understanding Scotland Musically

Author: Simon McKerrell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315467550
Format: PDF, ePub
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Scottish traditional music has been through a successful revival in the mid-twentieth century and has now entered a professionalised and public space. Devolution in the UK and the surge of political debate surrounding the independence referendum in Scotland in 2014 led to a greater scrutiny of regional and national identities within the UK, set within the wider context of cultural globalisation. This volume brings together a range of authors that sets out to explore the increasingly plural and complex notions of Scotland, as performed in and through traditional music. Traditional music has played an increasingly prominent role in the public life of Scotland, mirrored in other Anglo-American traditions. This collection principally explores this movement from historically text-bound musical authenticity towards more transient sonic identities that are blurring established musical genres and the meaning of what constitutes ‘traditional’ music today. The volume therefore provides a cohesive set of perspectives on how traditional music performs Scottishness at this crucial moment in the public life of an increasingly (dis)United Kingdom.

The Theatre of David Greig

Author: Clare Wallace
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408160609
Format: PDF, Docs
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David Greig has been described as 'one of the most interesting and adventurous British dramatists of his generation' (Daily Telegraph) and 'one of the most intellectually stimulating dramatists around' (Guardian). Since he began writing for theatre in the early nineties, his work has been both copious and remarkably varied, defying neat generalisations or attempts to pigeon-hole his work. Besides his original plays, he has adapated classics, is co-founder of the Suspect Culture Theatre Group and is currently Dramaturge for the National Theatre of Scotland. This Critical Companion provides an analytical survey of his work, from his early plays such as Europe and The Architect through to more recent works Damascus, Dunsinane and Ramallah; it also considers the plays produced with Suspect Culture and his work for young audiences. As such it is the first book to provide a critical account of the full variety of his work and will appeal to students and fans of contemporary British theatre. Clare Wallace provides a detailed analysis of a broad selection of plays and their productions, reviews current discourses about his work and offers a framework for enquiry. The Companion features an interview with David Greig and a further three essays by leading academics offering a variety of critical perspectives.

How to Write About Theatre

Author: Mark Fisher
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472520564
Format: PDF, ePub
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What do you do if you find yourself weeping in the stalls? How should you react to Jude Law's trousers or David Tennant's hair? Are you prepared to receive toilet paper in the post? What if the show you just damned turns out to be a classic? If you gave it a five-star rave will anyone believe you? Drawing on his long years of experience as a national newspaper critic, Mark Fisher answers such questions with candour, wit and insight. Learning lessons from history's leading critics and taking examples from around the world, he gives practical advice about how to celebrate, analyse and discuss this most ephemeral of art forms - and how to make your writing come alive as you do so. Today, more people than ever are writing about theatre, but whether you're blogging, tweeting or writing an academic essay, your challenges as a critic remain the same: how to capture a performance in words, how to express your opinions and how to keep the reader entertained. This inspirational book shows you the way to do it. Foreword by Chris Jones, Chief theater critic, Chicago Tribune

Theatre and Scotland

Author: Trish Reid
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113729664X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

I m With the Band

Author: Tim Price
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472533755
Format: PDF, ePub
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An Englishman, a Northern Irishman, a Scotsman and a Welshman walked into a recording studio and created The Union. Commercially successful and critically acclaimed, the pioneering indie rock band is now on the verge of breaking up. When financial disaster strikes and Scottish guitarist Barry leaves the band, artistic differences go head to head with alliances that run deep, can The Union survive? With live music from a four-piece ensemble, I'm With the Band is a witty and timely response to our changing political landscape.

Die krumme Janet

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736861117
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Das Werk "Die krumme Janet" (engl. "Thrawn Janet") ist eine Kurzgeschichte des schottischen Schriftstellers Robert Louis Stevenson aus dem Jahr 1881, die 1887 in der Sammlung "Die tollen Männer und andere Geschichten" (engl. "The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables") bei Chatto & Windus erschien. Der Autor hat die kleine Gespenstergeschichte während eines Aufenthaltes im Schottischen Hochland verfasst. Kritiker nennen den Text "seit je als eins seiner Meisterstücke".