HOW TO WRITE ABOUT THEATRE
by Mark Fisher
out 27 August
With a foreword by Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
26 July 2015 The Guardian
By William Shakespeare. A Bard in the Botanics review.
YOU wait 420 years for what might be the first professional Scottish production of Richard II, only to find it performed in a Victorian glasshouse by a cast of four. You also find Henry of Bolingbroke, the man who would be Henry IV, transmuted into a woman – an act that messes not just with Shakespeare but also with a key period of English history. By comparison, the insertions of Asleep by the Smiths and the occasional blasts of ELO are minor transgressions. Oddly enough, it works.
9 July 2015 The Guardian
By David Ireland. A Tron Theatre review.
ACTOR-TURNED-PLAYWRIGHT David Ireland has been carving out a niche as a kind of potty-mouthed Richard Curtis. His specialism is the domestic romcom; his preferred setting a living room where insecure characters misconstrue each other over the furniture. In this respect, his model is the classic comedy of manners, except that rather than social niceties, his preoccupations are with the murkier end of human behaviour: religious prejudice, racism, sexual deviation . . . if there’s a taboo, Ireland is all too willing to break it.
30 June 2015 The List
By David Greig/Alasdair Gray. A Citizens Theatre/EIF preview.
THE Citizens Theatre is attempting the near-impossible task of bringing Alasdair Gray’s Lanark to the stage. Mark Fisher asked those close to both the original book and the new EIF production what that classic of Scottish literature means to them.
by Mark Fisher
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