The Methuen Drama Anthology Of Modern Asian Plays

Kevin J Wetmore, Jr.(Methuen)

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A companion volume to Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900–2000, this anthology contains nine emblematic scripts from twentieth and twenty-first century Asian theatre.

Opening with a history of modern Asian drama and a summary of the plays and their contexts, it features nine works written between 1912 and 2009 in Japan, China, Korea, India, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Showcasing fresh contemporary writing alongside plays central to the established canon, the collection surveys each playwright's work, and includes:

Father Returns by Kikuchi Kan

Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner and the Farewell Speech by Okada Toshiki

Sunrise by Cao Yu

I Love XXX by Meng Jinghui, Huang Jingang, Wang Xiaoli, Shi Hang

Bicycle by O Tae-sok

The Post Office by Rabindranath Tagore

Hayavadana by Girish Karnad

The Struggle of the Naga Tribe by W. S. Rendra

Truong Ba's Soul in the Butcher's Skin by Luu Quang Vu

The chronological and geographical breadth of the anthology provides a unique insight into modern Asian theatre and is essential to any understanding of its relation to Western drama and indigenous performance.

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