This work examines the contributions to two British theatre traditions of Andrew P. Wilson and the birth pangs accompanying the idea and the reality of a national theatre in Ireland and Scotland.The only book of its kind, it is a critical biography of one man's work and a call to recognize important persons whom scholars have deemed as canonically dispensable.
Dr. Burch teaches theatre history, playwriting, and introduction to theatre at the University of Alabama. He is a former prize-winning playwright, actor and director.
Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Preludes & Beginnings (1886-1911); 2. Dublin, The Irish Worker, and the Socialist Communist (1912-1914); 3. Lock-out and the Historical Drama (1913-1914); 4. The Abbey Years and the Origins of His Historical Invisibility (1911-1915); 5. Trying to Locate a Voice, Away from the Abbey and Larkin (1913-1920); 6. "To Found a Scottish National Theatre" (1920-1924); 7. The Film Director, Wodehouse Golf Stories (1924); 8. Scots Wha Hae! (1926-1939); 9. BBC Scotland (1933-1947); 10. Winding Down (1943-1950); 11. Conclusions; Appendix One; APW Biography and Bibliography; Bibliography; Index.