David Greig’s internationalism as a writer and his well-known hostility to nationalism would seem, on the face of it, to be contradicted by his enthusiastic and vocal support for independence during the Scottish Referendum campaign of 2014-15. This article argues that his plays offer a complex articulation of the relations between localism and internationalism that recognizes the values and limitations of both positions. The value of imagination is asserted over geography in a way that has affinities with the political position of cosmopolitanism. The article suggests that this might be considered a ‘nationalism without nation’ which is also at work in Greig’s thinking through of the possibilities of Scottish independence.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Contemporary Theatre Review|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Mar 2016|