Profile: Alan Riach

Professor Of Scottish Literature At Glasgow University

Latest articles from Alan Riach

The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil had – and continues to have – international resonance
Slab Boys draws on working-class life in contexts of international, mass media culture
Ewan MacColl wrote Uranium 235 the year after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Left, a scene from a 1950s film based on Robert McLeish’s play The Gorbals Story
The plays of James Bridie (right) and Joe Corrie will always warrant new productions
Walter Scott wrote of the Guisards of Scotland while Liz Lochhead's Medea helps make a key point on dramatic authority
Novelist JM Barrie (1860-1937) and a playbill for a performance of Rob Roy
Edwin Morgan writes  about The  Hubble-Shue by Christian Carstairs in his essay Scottish Drama: An Overview
Attempts to  revive the play Douglas were seen as 
doomed
John Home was famous for the play Douglas
The plot of Allan Ramsay’s (above) play, The Gentle Shepherd, is explored in Andrew Hook’s book From Mount Hooly to Princeton: A Scottish-American Medley