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Scotland Plays

Nick Hern Books


Published: 1st April 1999
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The seven plays are: Catherine Czerkawska's Wormwood, depicting a family caught up in the Chernobyl disaster; Ann Marie Di Mambro's Brothers of Thunder, in which a young man who's HIV-positive takes refuge with a Roman Catholic priest; Stephen Greenhorn's 'road movie for the stage', Passing Places, in which two Motherwell lads steal a surfboard and head for the highlands; David Greig's One Way Street, where Flannery tells us his life story in the form of a guide to Berlin; Liz Lochhead's Quelques Fleurs, in which Verena and oilman husband Derek's childless marriage is unravelled; Linda McLean's One Good Beating, a blackly comic account of a brother and sister taking revenge on their violent father; and Iain Crichton Smith's Lazybed, in which Murdo, refusing to get out of bed, is visited by brother, neighbours, doctor, Death and Immanuel Kant...

Reviews for THE STEAMIE by Tony Roper, Scotland tour 2012: 'This remains an immensely important play with obvious resonances today. It is a lament for the death of community. Roper's use of the Scots language is so vivid, his observation of life so astute, that this era of friendship and solidarity is borne again.' WHATSONSTAGE.COM, 4 stars 'There is no funnier piece of writing in the theatre... pure comedic poetry... it carries us through wave upon wave of laughter to a point of near-hysteria... A powerful evocation of community bonds... On the strength of this outing, it's looking good for another quarter-century.'GUARDIAN, 4 stars 'A Glasgow institution in its own right, The Steamie is as Glaswegian as the Gorbals, the People's Palace, deep fried mars bars and the cone on the head of the Duke of Wellington's statue. This wonderful play is a slice of Glasgow's social history delivered eloquently and emotionally in true Glesga patter.' BACKSTAGEPASS.BIZ

Wormwoodp. 1
Brothers of Thunderp. 65
Passing Placesp. 137
One Way Streetp. 227
Quelques Fleursp. 261
One Good Beatingp. 291
Lazybedp. 317
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ISBN: 9781854593832
ISBN-10: 1854593838
Series: Nick Hern Books
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st April 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.79 x 12.98  x 2.95
Weight (kg): 0.4