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Asian American Culture on Stage : The History of the East West Players - Yuko Kurahashi

Asian American Culture on Stage

The History of the East West Players

Hardcover Published: 29th July 1999
ISBN: 9780815331476
Number Of Pages: 272

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"Asian American Culture on Stage " captures the 30-yearhistory of the East West Players (EWP), tracing the company's re-presentation of Asian Americans through the complicated social and cultural changes of the past three decades. Throughout its history, the changes in the focus and interest of the EWP reveal patterns in the development of Asian American ethnic theater. By examining productions, the progress of company members, and the forum offered for Asian American playwrights to stage new works this study charts the vital contributions of the EWP to Asian American communities and to other Asian American theaters.(Ph.D. dissertation, Indiana University, 1996; revised with new preface)

"Refreshingly short on academic jargon and long on information... a welcomd addition to the published literature in the field of Asian American theater history... Kurahashi has given readers the true stuff of theater history and an opportunity to appreciate the life of an Asian American theater company... Journal of Asian-American Studies, 3 #3, October 2000, Barbara Kaplan." "Her account is a welcome addition to the growing body of historical scholarship that details theatre's participation in redefining American radical politics.." -Josephine Lee, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Cultural Climate in the 1960s and the Foundation of the East West Playersp. 3
Searching for Recognition: The Beginning Years, 1965-72p. 21
Slaying Asian Stereotypes: The Emergence of Asian American Playwrightsp. 45
Gender, Cultural Nationalism, and Between Worldsp. 69
Dialogue with the Community: The Asian American Hearings, Outreach Projects, and Made in Americap. 91
Reaching Out to a Broader Audience: Musical Theatre, 1978-88p. 109
Breaking the Silence: The Internment Camp Series, 1981-82p. 131
New Asian American Playwrights: David Henry Hwang, Velina Hasu Houston, and Philip Kan Gotandap. 151
The Company Toward the Twenty-First Centuryp. 169
App. A: Production Photosp. 187
App. B: List of Productionsp. 201
Works Consultedp. 211
Indexp. 229
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ISBN: 9780815331476
ISBN-10: 0815331479
Series: Asian Americans
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 29th July 1999
Publisher: GARLAND PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.35 x 14.53  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1