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Reading - Theatre and National Identity - 2012-13

Theatre – contextual reading

Adams, David, Stage Welsh: Nation, Nationalism and Theatre, (Gomer, 1999)

Billington, Michael, State of the Nation: British Theatre since 1945 (London: Faber and Faber, 2007)

Blandford, Steve Film, Drama and the Break-up of Britain (Bristol: Intellect, 2007)

Blandford, Steve, Theatre & Performance in Small Nations (Bristol: Intellect, 2013)

Brown, Ian and Alan Riach, The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Scottish Literature, (Edinburgh University Press, 2009)

Gounaridou, Kiki. ed. Staging Nationalism: Essays on Theatre and National Identity. (North Carolina: McFarland and Co, 2005).

Harvie, Jen, Staging the UK (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2005)

Holdsworth, Nadine and Mary Luckhurst, eds. A Concise Companion to British and Irish Drama, (Oxford: Blackwell, 2008)

Holdsworth, Nadine, Theatre & Nation (Palgrave, 2010)

Hurley, Erin, National Performance: Representing Quebec from Expo 67 to Celine Dion (University of Toronto Press, 2011)

Kruger, Loren, The National Stage: Theatre and Cultural Legitimation in England, France and America (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992)

Jones, Anwen, National Theatres in Context, (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2007)

Jordan, Eamonn, ed. Theatre Stuff: Critical Essays on Contemporary Irish Theatre (Dublin: Carysfort, 2000)

Kershaw, Baz, The Politics of Performance (Routledge, 1992)

Kershaw, Baz, ed. The Cambridge History of British Theatre Volume 3, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004)

Llewellyn-Jones, Margaret, Contemporary Irish Drama and Cultural Identity (Intellect, 2002)

Maguire, Tom, Making Theatre in Northern Ireland: Through and Beyond the Troubles (Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2006)

McKenna, Bernard, Rupture, Representation and the Re-Fashioning of Identity in Drama from the North of Ireland 1969-1994, (Praegar, 2003)

Poggi, Valentina and Margaret Rose, eds. A Theatre That Matters: Twentieth-Century Scottish Drama and Theatre (Edizioni Unicopli, 2000)

Rebellato, Dan, Theatre & Globalization (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave, 2009)

Reid, Trish, Theatre & Scotland (Palgrave, 2013)

Schoene, Berthold, ed., The Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Scottish Literature, (Edinburgh University Press, 2007)

Sierz, Aleks, Rewriting the Nation: British Theatre Today (London: Methuen, 2011)

Stevenson, Randall and Gavin Wallace, eds., Scottish Theatre Since the Seventies (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1996)

Taylor, Anna-Marie, ed., Staging Wales: Welsh Theatre 1979-1997 (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1997)

Walford Davies, Hazel, ed., State of Play: 4 Playwrights of Wales (Gomer, 1998)

Walford Davies, Hazel, ed., Now You’re Talking: Drama in Conversation (Parthian, 2005)

Wilmer, S. E. ed, Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories, (Iowa: University of Iowa press, 2004)

Wilmer, S. E. ed., National Theatres in a Changing Europe (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2008)

Theoretical and Contextual Studies

Aaron, Jane and Chris Williams, Postcolonial Wales, (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2005)

Anderson, Benedict, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (London: Verso, 1983)

Aughey, Arthur, The Politics of Englishness (Manchester University Press, 2007)

Balakrishan, Gopal, ed., Mapping the Nation (London: Verso, 1996)

Bew, Paul, Ireland: The Politics of Enmity 1789-2006 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007)

Bhabha, Homi k. ed., Nation and Narration (London: Routledge, 1990)

Brown, Ian, ed., From Tartan to Tartanry: Scottish Culture, History and Myth (Edinburgh University Press, 2010)

Bryant, Christopher, The Nations of Britain, (Oxford University Press, 2006)

Colls, Robert, Identity of England, (Oxford University Press, 2002)

Coulter, Colin, Contemporary Northern Irish Society, (London: Pluto Press, 1999)

Coulter, Colin and Murray, Michael, eds., Northern Ireland: After the Troubles (Manchester University Press, 2008)

Curtis, Tony, ed. Wales: The Imagined Nation: Studies in Cultural and National Identity (Poetry Wales Press, 1986)

Davies, John A History of Wales, London: Penguin, 2007

Devine, T.M. and R.J. Finlay, Scotland in the Twentieth Century (Edinburgh University Press, 1996)

Dunkerley, David and Andrew Thompson, eds., Wales Today (University of Wales Press, 1999)

Evans, D.Gareth, A History of Wales 1906-2000 (University of Wales Press, 2000)

Ferguson, William, The Identity of the Scottish Nation (Edinburgh University Press, 1998)

Fevre, Ralph and Andrew Thompson, eds., Nation, Identity and Social Theory (University of Wales Press, 1999)

Gardiner, Michael, Modern Scottish Culture (Edinburgh University Press, 2005)

Gellner, Ernest. Nations and Nationalism. 2nd edition, (Oxford: Blackwell, 2006)

Grosby, Steven, Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2005)

Herbert, Trevor and Gareth Elwyn Jones, eds., Post-War Wales (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1995)

Hobsbawm, E. J. Nations and Nationalism since 1780, (Cambridge University Press, 1990)

Hooker, Jeremy, Imagining Wales (University of Wales Press, 2001)

Hutchinson, John and Anthony D. Smith. Nationalism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)

Hughes, Eamonn, ed., Culture and Politics in Northern Ireland (Open University press, 1991)

Johnes, Martin, Wales since 1939, (Manchester University Press, 2012)

Kumar, Krishan, The Making of English National Identity, (Cambridge University Press, 2003)

Lord, Peter, The Visual Culture of Wales, (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2000)

McCrone, David, Understanding Scotland: The Sociology of a Stateless Nation (Routledge, 1992)

McCrone, David, The Sociology of Nationalism (London: Routledge, 1998)

Morgan, Kenneth O, Rebirth of a Nation: Wales 1880-1980 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981)

Perryman, Mark, ed., Imagined Nation: England After Britain (Lawrence and Wishart, 2008)

Powell, Jonathan, Great Hatred, Little Room: Making Peace in Northern Ireland, (Oxford: Bodley Head, 2008)

Smith, Anthony D, National Identity (London: Penguin, 1991)

Smith, Anthony D. Nationalism. (Cambridge: Polity, 2001)

Williams, Gwyn A., When Was Wales? (Penguin, 1985)

Electronic Sources

Online International Journal of Scottish Theatre:

A good source of information can be found in Theatre Record, which contains collections of reviews for productions.