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The Resource Understanding David Henry Hwang, William C. Boles

Understanding David Henry Hwang, William C. Boles

Label
Understanding David Henry Hwang
Title
Understanding David Henry Hwang
Statement of responsibility
William C. Boles
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
David Henry Hwang is best known as the author of M. Butterfly, which won a 1988 Tony Award and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, and he has written the Obie Award-winners Golden Child and FOB, as well as Family Devotions, Sound and Beauty, Rich Relations, and a revised version of Flower Drum Song. His Yellow Face won a 2008 Obie Award and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. Understanding David Henry Hwang is a critical study of Hwang's playwriting process as well as the role of identity in each one of Hwang's major theatrical works. A first-generation Asian American, Hwang intrinsically understands the complications surrounding the competing attractiveness of an American identity with its freedoms in contrast to the importance of a cultural and ethnic identity connected to another country's culture. William C. Boles examines Hwang's plays by exploring the perplexing struggles surrounding Asian and Asian American stereotypes, values, and identity. Boles argues that Hwang deliberately uses stereotypes in order to subvert them, while at other times he embraces the dual complexity of ethnicity when it is tied to national identity and ethnic history. In addition to the individual questions of identity as they pertain to ethnicity, Boles discusses how Hwang's plays explore identity issues of gender, religion, profession, and sexuality. The volume concludes with a treatment of Chinglish, both in the context of rising Chinese economic prominence and in the context of Hwang's previous work. Hwang has written ten short plays including The Dance and the Railroad, five screenplays, and many librettos for musical theater. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations, Hwang was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boles, William C.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Understanding Contemporary American Literature
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  • Hwang, David Henry
  • Hwang, David Henry
  • DRAMA
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
Label
Understanding David Henry Hwang, William C. Boles
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Understanding David Henry Hwang -- Hwang's Asian American trilogy: FOB, The dance and the railroad, and Family devotions -- Two experiments: sound and beauty and rich relations -- International success: M. Butterfly -- After M. Butterfly: controversy, love, failure, and gold -- A musical Hwang: flower drum song -- Wrapping up, beginning anew: yellow face and Chinglish
Control code
ocn862367889
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611172881
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv6vqrrz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862367889
Label
Understanding David Henry Hwang, William C. Boles
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Understanding David Henry Hwang -- Hwang's Asian American trilogy: FOB, The dance and the railroad, and Family devotions -- Two experiments: sound and beauty and rich relations -- International success: M. Butterfly -- After M. Butterfly: controversy, love, failure, and gold -- A musical Hwang: flower drum song -- Wrapping up, beginning anew: yellow face and Chinglish
Control code
ocn862367889
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611172881
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv6vqrrz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862367889

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