Asian American Drama: 9 Plays from the Multiethnic Landscape

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Brian Nelson
Hal Leonard Corporation, 1997 - Drama - 421 pages
(Applause Books). Includes: Amy Hill: Tokyo Bound ; David Henry Hwang: Bondage ; Velina Hasu Houston: As Sometimes in a Dead Man's Face ; Lane Nishikawa and Victor Talmadge: The Gate of Heaven ; Dwight Okita: The Rainy Season .
 

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DAY STANDING ON ITS HEAD
1
TOKYO BOUND
43
AS SOMETIMES IN A DEAD MANS FACE
71
BONDAGE
127
THE GATE OF HEAVEN
157
THE RAINY SEASON
209
SAM I AM
263
THE ART OF WAITING
325
HIRO
385
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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.

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