Modernism and Scottish Theatre since 1969

A Revolution on Stage

  • Mark Brown

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Mark Brown
    Pages 1-27
  3. Mark Brown
    Pages 29-49
  4. Mark Brown
    Pages 113-203
  5. Mark Brown
    Pages 225-236
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 237-254

About this book


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.


European Modernism Giles Havergal Citizens Theatre David Greig Royal Lyceum Theatre Vicky Featherstone National Theatre of Scotland Zinnie Harris

Authors and affiliations

  • Mark Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.Glasgow, ScotlandUK

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