Doctors of Philosophy by Muriel Spark

Part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Sunday 19 August, 5.30pm

Several of Spark’s novels have been adapted for theatre and film, but Doctors of Philosophy is the only one she wrote specially for the stage. In partnership with Edinburgh International Book Festival we present a rehearsed reading of the entire play. Hardly ever seen on stage since its London premiere in 1962, this is a very special one-off performance edited by David Greig and directed by Marilyn Imrie. The actors; the scenery; reality itself: everything is unreliable in this astonishing piece of theatre which demonstrates Muriel Spark at the peak of her powers. In a London theatre world dominated by ‘angry young men’, a sophisticated play by a Scottish middle-class woman was destined to gain little traction in the 1960s. Now its time has finally come.

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