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Theatricality, bilingualism and metatheatricality in Archibald Maclaren’s

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Ian Brown

Kingston University
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The drama of Archibald Maclaren (1755-1826), mainly one-act plays and other shorter pieces, has until recently been largely neglected. His prolific output received very little critical attention until, in 1998, Barbara Bell discussed his work in her chapter on nineteenth-century theatre in Bill Findlay's magisterial A History of Scottish Theatre. Later, Gioia Angeletti in 2010, Ian Brown in 2011 and 2013 and both jointly in 2015, and Michelle Macleod in 2014 also began to address his neglect. This began soon after his death. An anonymous Memoir, perhaps written by a Mr Field, published in Edinburgh in 1835, recognised how quickly his reputation had been neglected after he died.

How to Cite: Brown, I., 2016. Theatricality, bilingualism and metatheatricality in Archibald Maclaren’s. International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen, 9, pp.13–23.
Published on 01 Dec 2016.
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