Professor Trish Reid
Areas of interest
I am a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and have a history of leading projects in Learning and Teaching. I’m particularly interested in inclusive and anti-racist pedagogies, and in supporting students who come to higher education via non-traditional routes.
My research focuses on the ways identity politics — gender, ethnicity, nationality and class — intersect with politics more generally on contemporary stages. I have published widely on contemporary British theatre and on aspects of the history and practice of theatre in Scotland, in particular. I am the author of theatre & scotland (Palgrave, 2013) and The Theatre of Anthony Neilson (Bloomsbury, 2017).
With Professor Liz Tomlin (Glasgow), I am co-editor of the new Cambridge University Press series, Elements in Theatre, Performance and the Political. I am also co-editing the forthcoming Routledge Companion to Twentieth-Century British Theatre (2023). Both projects aim to challenge dominant narratives of theatre history by including diverse and previously marginalised voices.
I am interested in the many and varied ways identity politics intersect, on contemporary stages, with politics more broadly. I welcome enquires from PhD students who would like to work on any aspect of the grammar and practice of contemporary political performance.
FT1ATP - Analysing Theatre and Performance
FT2IPC - Identity, Performance and Culture
FT3DISS - Dissertation
- Reid, T. (2023) Regions and nations: the myth of levelling up. In: Harvie, J. and Rebellato, D. , (eds.) The Cambridge Companion to British Theatre Since 1945. Cambridge Companions Cambridge University Press , Cambridge. pp. 246-263. ISBN: 9781108377850 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108377850
- Reid, T. (2020) ‘What About the Burn Their Bra Bitches?’: debbie tucker green as the Willfully Emotional Subject. In: Adiseshiah, S. and Bolton, J. , (eds.) debbie tucker green: Critical Perspectives. Palgrave MacMillan , Cham, Switzerland. pp. 45-66. ISBN: 9783030345808 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-34581-5_3
- Reid, T. (2020) General introduction. In: Aragay, M. , Botham, P. , Prado-Pérez, J. , (eds.) World Political Theatre and Performance: Theories, Histories, Practices.. Themes in Theatre Brill Rodopi (11). , Amsterdam. pp. 1-10. ISBN: 9789004425804
- Reid, T. (2019) The dystopian near-future in contemporary British drama. Journal of Contemporary Drama in English , 7 (1). pp. 72-88. ISSN: 2195-0156 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1515/jcde-2019-0006
- Reid, T. (2018) The theatre of Anthony Neilson. Critical Companions Bloomsbury , London. pp 224. ISBN: 9781472570307
- Reid, T. (2018) 'Killing joy as a world making project' : anger in the work of debbie tucker green. Contemporary Theatre Review , 28 (3). pp. 390-400. ISSN: 1477-2264 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10486801.2018.1475356
- Reid, T. (2017) Theatre without walls: the National Theatre of Scotland. Journal of Contemporary Drama in English , 5 (1). pp. 86-97. ISSN: 2195-0156 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1515/jcde-2017-0007
- Reid, T. (2016) 'Sexy kilts with attitude': Scottish theatre in the twenty-first century. In: Adiseshiah, S. and Lepage, L. , (eds.) Twenty-First Century Drama: What Happens Now. Palgrave MacMillan , Basingstoke. pp. 191-211. ISBN: 9781137484024
- Reid, T. (2016) Scottish drama: the expanded community. In: Lyall, S. , (eds.) Community in Modern Scottish Literature. SCROLL: Scottish Cultural Review of Language and Literature Brill Rodopi (25). , Leiden, Netherlands. pp. 143-159. ISBN: 9789004317444
- Reid, T. (2016) Teenage dreams : power and imagination in David Greig's Yellow Moon and The Monster in the Hall. Contemporary Theatre Review , 26 (1). pp. 60-70. ISSN: 1477-2264 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10486801.2015.1123701
- Reid, T. (2014) Staging Scotland : National Theatre of Scotland and shifting conceptions of Scottish identity. In: Jones, H. , (eds.) The Media in Europe’s Small Nations. Cambridge Scholars Press , Newcastle. pp. 105-122. ISBN: 9781443854177
- Reid, T. (2014) 'Breid, barley-bree an paintit room': history, identity and utopianism in Lyndsay's Thrie Estaitis and Greig's Glasgow Girls. In: Brown, I. and Berton, J. , (eds.) Roots and Fruits of Scottish Culture: Scottish Identities, History and Contemporary Literature.. Association for Scottish Literature , Glasgow. pp. 1-16. ISBN: 9781908980076
- Reid, T. (2013) "Angels and modern myth": Grid Iron and the New Scottish Theatre. In: Duggan, P. and Ukaegbu, V. , (eds.) Reverberations Across Small-Scale British Theatre: Politics, Aesthetics and Forms. Intellect , Bristol. pp. 175-193. ISBN: 9781783202973
- Reid, T. (2011) Identity and Difference in Post-Devolutionary Drama. In: Brown, I. , (eds.) The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Drama. Edinburgh Companions to Scottish Literature Edinburgh University Press , Edinburgh. pp. 188-199. ISBN: 9780748641086
- Reid, T. (2008) 'Deformities of the frame': the theatre of Anthony Neilson. Contemporary Theatre Review , 17 (4). pp. 487-498. ISSN: 1477-2264 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10486800701605110
- Reid, T. (2008) Backpages: Scottish Arts Council wields the axe. Contemporary Theatre Review , 18 (3). pp. 398-401. ISSN: 1477-2264 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10486800802265442
- Reid, T. (2007) 'From scenes like these old Scotia's grandeur springs': the new National Theatre of Scotland. Contemporary Theatre Review , 17 (2). pp. 192-201. ISSN: 1477-2264 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10486800701234432