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A history of Asian American theatre

Author: Esther Kim Lee
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Cambridge studies in American theatre and drama, 26.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Based on over seventy interviews, the book surveys the history of Asian American theatre from 1965 to 2005 with focus on actors, playwrights, companies, audiences, and communities. Emphasizing historical contexts, Esther Kim Lee examines how issues of cultural nationalism, interculturalism, and identity politics affect a racially defined theatre. Addressing issues ranging from actors' activism to Asian diaspora,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Esther Kim Lee
ISBN: 9780521850513 0521850517
OCLC Number: 70173376
Awards: Winner of Research Award for Outstanding Booklength Study in Theatre Practice and Pedagogy given by ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education) 2007
Description: xvii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The links and locations of Asian Amercian theatre --
Asian American theatre before 1965 --
Actors in the 1960s and 1970s --
The first four theatre companies --
Diversification of Asian American theatre --
The second wave playwrights --
Solo performance --
The Miss saigon controversy --
Asian American theatre in the 1990s --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in American theatre and drama, 26.
Responsibility: Esther Kim Lee.
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