For Fleck’s Sake
However the real travesty is that, according to the man himself, no theatre company is willing to do a production of Fleck, something I find unbelievable. Fleck is a re-imagining of Goethe’s Faust and contains Gray’s trademark wit and anger. Why would a major work by one of Scotland’s few internationally recognised and critically acclaimed modern writers be ignored in such a manner? I would have thought for the name alone some company would be willing to take a chance. It may not be considered ground breaking, but having seen large sections of the play performed by Gray and Rodge Glass I know that it is an entertaining, thoughtful and political piece that is the right side of uproarious. Surely someone will rescue this play from the bookshelves and give it its rightful place on the stage. Both Alasdair Gray and theatre goers deserve it.