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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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... knew how to write comedies, and Hwang knew the statement was especially true for a playwright of colour. David Henry Hwang, unpublished interview with Esther Kim Lee, New York City, 15 January 2015. After experimenting...

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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... (beginning with Los Angeles’s East West Players in 1965) that will nurture racial pride, create a sense of community and generate exciting new art. See Esther Kim Lee’s, A History of Asian American Theatre (Cambridge: Cambridge...

Beyond Chinese America: Love, Death and Resurrection

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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...The four plays discussed in this chapter are frequently left out of general treatments of Hwang’s work. In a popular narrative on Hwang’s playwriting career, he is praised for having debuted at a young age with his play FOB, and his...

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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... Choreography.Josephine Lee’s essay in the last section of this book compares Hwang’s Flower Drum Song to the original version, and it details how Hwang changed the storyline while retaining the original songs. She convincingly argues that Hwang’s...

The Trilogy of Chinese America: Magic Realism and the Californian Cool

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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... production, of Chin’s play in 1977. David Henry Hwang, unpublished interview with Esther Kim Lee, 15 January 2015, New York City. The play featured Gwan Gung as a god who protected Chinese immigrants during different periods...

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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... See Esther Kim Lee’s, A History of Asian American Theatre for the history of both the beginning of Asian American theatre and the controversy surrounding Miss Saigon. Asian Americans had protested yellowface on-screen...

M. Butterfly

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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... name, but an audience may take the stereotype at face value and laugh at what it may perceive as a real name. Josephine Lee addresses this issue in the chapter titled ‘The Seduction of the Stereotype’ in her book Performing Asian America. Lee...