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The Speculator & The Meeting

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Two plays about cultural identity from Scotland and Catalonia, which received their English-language premières in August 1999 at the Royal Lyceum Theatre as part of the Edinburgh International Festival in Traverse Theatre Company productions

The Speculator is set in Paris in 1720. The French playwright Pierre Marivaux is playing games with love and chance. Europe is in chao
Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 13th 1999 by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
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Amani Mouuna
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
David Greig`s The Speculator questions the role of art, the official document by which the wealthy and the powerful control the masses. it is the story of the gambler who uses art, religion and desire to speculate the image of a better future and suspend the crowd`s disbelief for the perpetuation of money-making. The Speculator focuses on the image of the marketplace, the tavern and the bedroom as places where upper and lower, serious and comic, nuns, saints and whores, husbands, mistresses and ...more
Nov 28, 2011 rated it liked it
I was reading this with a view to someone auditioning for it, so the staging was at the front of my mind. I think it's an interesting idea and a lively play - but I'm not sure that it ultimately had a point to make or anything really new to say.
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David Greig was born in Edinburgh in 1969 and brought up in Nigeria. He studied drama at Bristol University and is now a well-known writer and director of plays. He has been commissioned by the Royal Court, the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company and is currently Dramaturg of the National Theater of Scotland.

His first play was produced in Glasgow in 1992 and he has written many play