Thursday, February 11, 2010

David Greig on Dunsinane

For BBC News, Nigel Wrench talks to playwright David Greig about his new play Dunsiane, which imagines what happens after the end of Shakespeare's Macbeth.
The Scottish playwright was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), but Greig is not sure what Shakespeare himself would have made of his work.

"Well now, I don't know. I think it's a very cheeky thing I've done," he says.

The playwright adds: "But then to some degree for Scottish writers, it's always felt a little bit cheeky that unquestionably the greatest Scottish play was written by the great English playwright.

"So there is a slight sense of answering back a little bit. Playing with some of those concepts and characters, and claiming just a little bit of history from another point of view."
Dunsinane runs at Hampstead Theatre, London from 10 February to 6 March 2010

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