Trying to Find Chinatown The Selected Plays of David Henry Hwang

ISBN-10: 1559361727
ISBN-13: 9781559361729
Edition: 2000
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

David Henry Hwang has the potential to become the first important dramatist of American public life since Arthur Miller, and maybe the best of them all. -Detroit News David Henry Hwang has created an extraordinary body of work over the last twenty years: the Tony Award-winning play, M. Butterfly; the OBIE Award-winning and 1998 Tony nominated Golden Child; the libretti to The Voyage (included here) and 1000 Airplanes on the Roof (both for composer Philip Glass); and the book to Aida, which he coauthored. He has received fellowships from the Rockefeller and Guggenheim foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts and The Pew /TCG National Artists Residency Program. This eight-play collection includes: FOB: "fresh off the boat" explores the conflicts between old and new worlds The Dance and the Railroad: a haunting play about the inhuman conditions of railroad workers in the 1860s American West Family Devotions: a biting work which probes the religious conflicts in a modern Chinese-American family The Sound of a Voice: a meditation on the traditional roles of man and woman set in feudal Japan The House of Sleeping Beauties: a reworking of a novella by Yasunari Kawabata The Voyage: the libretto to the opera by Philip Glass, which examines Columbus's arrival in America Bondage: a one-act set in an S&M parlor, which examines racial stereotypes and sexual myths Trying to Find Chinatown: a two-person play, in which two Asian-American men-one searching for his Asian heritage, the other trying to shake himself free-meet by chance in New York City "David Henry Hwang knows America-its vernacular, its social landscape, its theatrical traditions. He knows the same about China. In his plays, he manages to mix both of these conflicting cultures until he arrives at a style that is wholly his own. Hwang's works have the verve of the well-made American stage comedies and yet, with little warning, they bubble over into the mystical rituals of Asian stagecraft. By at once bringing West and East into conflict and unity, this playwright has found the perfect

The son of immigrant Chinese parents, Hwang attended Stanford University and the Yale Drama School and has been a director and a teacher of playwriting. FOB (1981), which stands for "Fresh off the boat,"' explores the conflicts between two Chinese Americans and a Chinese exchange student still steeped in the customs and beliefs of the old world. It won an Obie Award in 1981. The Dance and the Railroad (1982) concerns an artist and his fellow workers who stage a strike to protest the inhuman conditions suffered by Chinese railroad workers in the American West in the nineteenth century. M Butterfly (1988), about the relationship between an American man and a Chinese transvestite, won the Tony Award as best play of the year. Maxine Hong Kingston wrote, "David Hwang has an ear for Chinatown English, the language of childhood and the subconscious, the language of emotion, the language of home."

FOB
The Dance and the Railroad
Family Devotions
The Sound of a Voice
The House of Sleeping Beauties
The Voyage
Bondage
Trying to Find Chinatown

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