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Gotanda, Philip Kan

Overview
Works: 53 works in 145 publications in 1 language and 4,485 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Acting editions  Monologues (Drama)  Short films  History 
Roles: Author, Director
Classifications: PS3557.O7934, 812.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Philip Kan Gotanda
 
Most widely held works by Philip Kan Gotanda
Moving parts : monologues from contemporary plays by Nina Shengold( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 125 monologues by Mamet, Shepard, August Wilson, and others
Between worlds : contemporary Asian-American plays( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballad of Yachiyo by Philip Kan Gotanda( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dramatic tale of a young Japanese girl's sexual awakening, and ultimate social downfall, in Hawaii's harsh sugar-cane plantation system of the early twentieth century, is based on the life of the author's aunt who died at age nineteen. In this moving elegy, Gotanda juxtaposes the world of traditional Japanese arts, such as pottery and the tea ceremony, with the conflicting social realities of a culture in transition
Fish head soup and other plays by Philip Kan Gotanda( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout these dramas, many facets of Japanese American life are revealed as compelling characters interact. Gotanda understands and sensitively depicts the stresses this traditional culture endures, not only in its relation to the heterogeneous society that surrounds it but also among the generation that comprise it
The wash by Philip Kan Gotanda( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobu Matsumoto has separated from his wife, Masi, at her request, though both of them are in their sixties. Nobu's newfound bachelor life is regularly interrupted by Masi who comes by to pick up and drop off Nobu's weekly laundry as part of the duties she still feels a Japanese wife owes to her husband. Their two daughters have opposing feelings about the breakup; Marsha, the more traditional of the daughters, wants to reunite her parents, but not even Nobu and Masi's nostalgia for their courtship in a World War II Japanese-American internment camp can bring them back together again. The other daughter, Judy, who's been estranged from her father since marrying a black American, has been supportive of her mother's attempt at freedom. It is not until Masi tentatively begins a relationship with Sadao, a widower, that the severity of Nobu's traditional values reveals itself; he is inconsolable, obstinate and reclusive, leaving Kiyoko, a widowed restaurant owner who has fallen in love with him, unable to break down his defenses and get him to begin a new life with her. Finally, Masi's decision to divorce Nobu pushes him to the point where he begs her to return to him, but the marriage is irreparable, and Nobu is left at the end of the play contemplating how best to reacquaint himself with his daughters, friends and most important, his ex-wife now that he begins to perceive that things can never again be as they were
No more cherry blossoms : Sisters Matsumoto and other plays by Philip Kan Gotanda( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In these four new plays, playwright Philip Kan Gotanda explores the choices and challenges Japanese American women face. Although set in different decades of the twentieth century, the plays are all absolutely modern in the human struggles they depict." "Sisters Matsumoto tells of three Japanese American sisters who return to their family farm in Stockton, California, after living in an internment camp during World War II. The Wind Cries Mary is a drama set in the tumultuous heyday of social upheaval that was San Francisco in 1968, when California's Asian American intellectuals were first finding a political voice. Ballad of Yachiyo, set in 1919 in Hawai'i, is a moving story of a girl's coming to sexual maturity after being sent from home to work for an alcoholic artisan and his wife." "Under the Rainbow combines two one-act plays. Natalie Wood Is Dead examines the tensions between a mother and her daughter, both television actresses trapped in an industry that views them exclusively through the lens of their Japanese American identity. White Manifesto and Other Perfumed Tales of Self-Entitlement, or, Got Rice? is a sly and disturbing expose of a white male who prefers Asian American females."--BOOK JACKET
Yankee dawg you die by Philip Kan Gotanda( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The kiss( Visual )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unassuming office worker, who endures hostile treatment from his co-workers, is given an opportunity to display personal courage
Day standing on its head by Philip Kan Gotanda( )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wind cries Mary : loosely adapted from Ibsen's Hedda Gabler by Philip Kan Gotanda( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loosely based on Hedda Gabler, THE WIND CRIES MARY is set on a college campus in the late '60s. Amidst the turbulent anti-war demonstrations and beginnings of Asian-American identity politics, we follow an extraordinary young woman, Eiko Hanabi, through the course of several days' events which in the end will alter her life forever. Eiko finds herself caught between life choices made during a different political and racial climate, and a newer emergent model that promises more freedom and choice. Eiko is a woman caught on the cusp of a world changing from Oriental to Asian American
Ballad of Yachiyo by Philip Kan Gotanda( )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Yachiyo reluctantly leaves her impoverished parents to live with her more sophisticated relatives. Her mother hopes she will learn more about social graces and eventually attract a wealthy husband
A Song for a Nisei Fisherman by Philip Kan Gotanda( )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fish head soup by Philip Kan Gotanda( )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sisters Matsumoto : by Philip Kan Gotanda( )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript, dated January 21, 2000
Yohen by Philip Kan Gotanda( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the dominion of night by Philip Kan Gotanda( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American tattoo by Philip Kan Gotanda( )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Floating weeds by Philip Kan Gotanda( )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bullet headed birds by Philip Kan Gotanda( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jan Ken Po by R. A Shiomi( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Moving parts : monologues from contemporary plays
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Between worlds : contemporary Asian-American playsBallad of YachiyoFish head soup and other playsThe washNo more cherry blossoms : Sisters Matsumoto and other playsThe wind cries Mary : loosely adapted from Ibsen's Hedda GablerBallad of Yachiyo
Alternative Names
Gotanda, Philip K.

Philip Kan Gotanda American film director and playwright

Philip Kan Gotanda Amerikaans filmregisseur

Philip Kan Gotanda director de cine estadounidense

Philip Kan Gotanda director de cinema estatunidenc

Philip Kan Gotanda direutor de cine estauxunidense

Philip Kan Gotanda regista cinematografico statunitense

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Languages
English (94)