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...In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all – as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made. When the gold is flowing, all is well – but when...
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...Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own, men driven by prejudice...
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...Of One Blood is a poignant and disturbing play about the infamous murder of three civil rights workers - James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner – in Mississippi in 1964. The broadcast includes an interview with Rita Bender...
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...The Crump family is adrift and in trouble. Widowed Godfrey is under the spell of Sweet Father Divine, while his teen daughters, Ernestine and Ermina, immerse themselves in the illusions of Hollywood to escape racial prejudice. But things...
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...In five autobiographical vignettes, Charlayne Woodard tells the moving tale of her African-American family through three generations of love, struggle, and triumph. This NAACP award-winning play is a one-woman tour de force. Chosen...
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...In a contest of intellect and wills, Abby Gersten, a tenacious civil liberties attorney, defends a right-wing Holocaust denier, arguing her case against a young, committed Jewish federal prosecutor. But Abby may have to sacrifice everything...

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

Books

...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...

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...

The Robben Island Shakespeare

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Matthew Hahn

~playauthor~Written by~ Matthew Hahn

Methuen Drama, 2017

Modern Plays

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Scenes: 10, Roles: Total (15), Female (0), Male (15), Unassigned (0)

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...During the Apartheid years in South Africa, a copy of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare was smuggled around the prison on Robben Island. The book’s significance resides in the fact that the book's owner, Sonny Venkatratham, passed...

‘I Wanna Be Like You’: Negotiating Race, Racism and Orientalism in The Jungle Book on Stage

The Disney Musical on Stage and Screen : Critical Approaches from “Snow White” to “Frozen”

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Academic reviews and popular articles frame the racial politics of the new stage musical adaptation of The Jungle Book as curable, a liberal stance that mistakes institutional racism for mere ailment (Williams 2014; Cash 2013...