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Asian American Plays for a New Generation: Plays for a New Generation
edited by Josephine Lee, Donald Eitel and Rick Shiomi
Temple University Press, 2011
eISBN: 978-1-4399-0517-3 | Cloth: 978-1-4399-0515-9 | Paper: 978-1-4399-0516-6
Library of Congress Classification PS628.A85A885 2011
Dewey Decimal Classification 812.54080895073

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Asian American plays provide an opportunity to think about how racial issues are engaged through theatrical performance physical contact, bodily labor, and fleshly desire as well as through the more standard elements of plot, setting, characterization, staging, music, and action.


Asian American Plays for a New Generation showcases seven exciting new plays that dramatize timely themes that are familiar to Asian Americans. The works variously address immigration, racism, stereotyping, identity, generational tensions, assimilation, and upward mobility as well as post-9/11 paranoia, racial isolation, and adoptee experiences.


Each of these works engages directly and actively with Asian American themes through performance to provide an important starting point for building relationships, raising political awareness, and creating active communities that can foster a sense of connection or even rally individuals to collective action.


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