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Chapman Issue 43-4

Issue: 43-4 - Scottish Theatre Today

Chapman influences the direction of theatre practice, policy and funding in Scotland with the only comprehensive study available at the time, still highly relevant today. This issue covers play-writing, touring theatre, repertory, playwrighting, new innovation and political theatre, community drama, radio and TV drama, Gaelic theatre, points of view from directors, actors and others plus discussion on funding, the National Theatre and The Scottish Touring Company. There’s am appraisal of C P Taylor, plays/ extracts by Robert McLellan, Liz Lochhead and Tom Leonard. Contributors include Mary Brennan, Donald Campbell, John Clifford, Jo Farrell, Tom Gallagher, Catherine Lockerbie, Joyce McMillan, Hector MacMillan, Cordelia Oliver, Allen Wright – plus poetry etc. As with No 35-6, a consensus emerged that SAC were not serving Scottish theatre at all well, and that drastic policy change was essential. 184 pp, 1986, ISBN-10: 0-906772-06-0 / ISBN-13: 978-0-906772-06-5 £8.00