‘Modernism and Scottish Theatre since 1969: A Revolution on Stage’, by Mark Brown

In Modernism and Scottish Theatre since 1969: A Revolution on Stage, Mark Brown, according to his publisher, argues that ‘Scottish theatre has, since the late 1960s, undergone an artistic renaissance, driven by European Modernist aesthetics’. The established narrative, of course, is that various factors have driven Scottish theatrical renaissance since the 1960s, including the impact […]

‘Moder Dy | Mother Wave’ by Roseanne Watt

Moder Dy is Roseanne Watt’s first published collection. She won the 2018 Edwin Morgan Prize for the best unpublished collection of poetry by a poet under the age of thirty. Two things are clear from the quality of the poems in this debut publication: the Morgan Prize judges found a worthy winner; Roseanne Watt is […]

‘The Tiny Talent: Selected Poems of Joan Ure’

‘There was this woman and she had this tiny talent’. So begins the poem whose title is that of this short collection of the late Joan Ure’s poetry. Yet, if the poem is to be read as self-referent, one has to reflect that Ure in her writing, whether dramatic or poetic, was a sophisticated – […]

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