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Between Radical Adaptation and Strategic Adaptability: Ki Catur ‘Benyek’ Kuncoro in Conversation with Miguel Escobar

Theatre and Adaptation: Return, Rewrite, Repeat

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...This interview was conducted in Indonesian, rather than Javanese, upon the artist’s request, and was translated into English by the author. Indonesian naming practices vary greatly, but many Javanese people do not have a family name. Second...

Identity Politics and Multiculturalism in the 1990s

Esther Kim Lee

Esther Kim Lee is Associate Professor and Associate Director of Theatre in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of David Henry Hwang

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...In 1990, while M. Butterfly was still running on Broadway, David Henry Hwang received a phone call from the actor B. D. Wong. The call was about a new musical that was being imported from London, set to open on Broadway with a white actor...

Conclusion—Puppet Exchanges and Regional Identity in George Town

Jennifer Goodlander

Jennifer Goodlander is an Associate Professor at Indiana University, USA—teaching in theatre and comparative literature and is Director of the Southeast Asian and ASEAN Studies Program. Her book, Women in the Shadows: Gender, Puppets, and the Power of Tradition in Bali was published in 2016. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on the relationship of tradition to modernity within Southeast Asian Societies. She also performs Balinese shadow puppetry in the US and internationally. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Puppets and Cities : Articulating Identities in Southeast Asia

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...Outside the Municipal Town Hall Building in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, stood a circle of about 140 sculpted bear statues (Figure 8.1). Each measured about six feet in height, and their arms were stretched up into the air as if holding...

The Irony and Rhetoric of the Global Millennium

Esther Kim Lee

Esther Kim Lee is Associate Professor and Associate Director of Theatre in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of David Henry Hwang

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...With his background in music, David Henry Hwang sought opportunities to work in opera and musical theatre throughout the 1990s. He had worked with Philip Glass on a few occasions, but he also had his eye on large-scale Broadway musicals...

Being Affected: An Interview with Ong Keng Sen of TheatreWorks Singapore in Conversation with William Peterson

Theatre and Adaptation: Return, Rewrite, Repeat

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...Introduction Since the late 1990s, the intra-Asian intercultural work of Singaporean director Ong Keng Sen has toured to major festivals around the world, countering the dominance of well-known Western...

Introduction

Esther Kim Lee

Esther Kim Lee is Associate Professor and Associate Director of Theatre in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of David Henry Hwang

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...When David Henry Hwang was selected by the Signature Theatre of New York City to be their playwright in residence for the 2013–14 season, many agreed the recognition was fully deserved. Hwang is one of the most important playwrights...

Social Performance Studies

Performance Studies in Motion : International Perspectives and Practices in the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...The advent of SPS In his breakthrough TDR essay ‘Performance Studies: The Broad Spectrum Approach’ in 1988, Richard Schechner advocated that: Performing arts curricula need to be broadened to include courses in performance...

At the Site of the Void

Performance Studies in Motion : International Perspectives and Practices in the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...The women huddle close to each other under umbrellas as strong winds and rain lash against the fragile temporary shelter. It is 3 May 2008 and I am in Canaman, Camarines Sur, in Bicol, Philippines, for the last day of the annual...

Other Critical Perspectives

Esther Kim Lee

Esther Kim Lee is Associate Professor and Associate Director of Theatre in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of David Henry Hwang

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...‘Something Beyond and Above’: David Henry Hwang’s Revision of Flower Drum Song Josephine Lee...

Cult of the New?

Aleks Sierz

Aleks Sierz is Visiting Research Fellow at Rose Bruford College, and author of In-Yer-Face Theatre: British Drama Today (Faber, 2001) and The Theatre of Martin Crimp (Methuen Drama, 2006). He also works as a journalist, broadcaster, lecturer and theatre critic. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rewriting The Nation

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2011

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...Sarah Forget ‘the edge’, it’s a mirage. I should know. I wasted ten years touring in a Bedford van deluding myself I was delivering ‘edge’ to the blunted masses. When I finally realised the edge was merely the questionable invention...