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By prospect   October 2006

Scottish theatre triumph

This year’s Edinburgh festival suggested that the new National Theatre of Scotland, (NTS), an informally arranged agency with no building and a modest operating budget of just £4m a year, might not be such a bad idea after all. Two Scottish plays emerged as the hits of the festival: Gregory Burke’s Black Watch, a dramatic biography of the famous regiment; and Realism, Anthony Nielson’s day in the life of a fat slob. Both writers are established figures, but the NTS is still a genuine sign of a new movement afoot. This would include contemporaries David Greig, David…

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