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Asian American actors : oral histories from stage, screen, and television

Author: Joann Faung Jean Lee
Publisher: Jefferson, NC : McFarland, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The acting profession is increasingly drawing actors of Asian descent. Yet, even with the success of television programs (Martial Law), films (Mulan), and even Broadway plays (Miss Saigon) that include Asian characters, roles are still limited for these actors, and what roles crop up tend to be stereotypical. Despite these obstacles, many excellent Asian actors continue to seek their places on screen and stage. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lee, Joann Faung Jean, 1950-
Asian American actors.
Jefferson, NC : McFarland, 2000
(OCoLC)606366509
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joann Faung Jean Lee
ISBN: 0786407301 9780786407309
OCLC Number: 43542323
Description: vi, 226 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Raymond Moy --
Billy Chang --
Mel Gionson --
Karen Tsen Lee --
Lia Chang --
Fay Ann Lee --
Jadin Wong --
Tisa Chang --
Peter Kwong --
Pat Suzuki --
Mihcael Amato : agent and manager --
Donna DeSeta : casting director --
Coping strategies --
Ways to enhance opportunities --
Greg Watanabe --
Sharon Omi --
Ken Narasaki --
Linda Chuan --
Joanne Takahashi --
Sharon Iwai --
Karen Lee --
Lane Nishikawa --
Cherylene Lee --
Nancy Kwan.
Responsibility: by Joann Faung Jean Lee.

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This analysis of Asian American opportunities and experiences in the acting profession features the narratives of both the aspiring and established Asian-American actors, providing a detailed  Read more...

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Asian American Actors

by jmcgough (WorldCat user published 2011-06-15) Very Good Permalink

Part I: Asian American actors in New York City (1.Aspiring Actors; 2. Veteran Actors; 3. Talent Brokers; 4. Summary of Interviews with New York Asian American Actors); Part II: Asian American Actors in San Francisco and Los Angeles (5. Aspiring Actors in California; 6. Veteran Actors in California).

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