Asian American Playwrights: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook (Hardback)
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Asian American Playwrights: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook (Hardback)

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Hardback 424 Pages / Published: 30/05/2002
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In the late nineteenth century, Asian American drama made its debut with the spotlight firmly on the lives and struggles of Asians in North America, rather than on the cultures and traditions of the Asian homeland. Today, Asian American playwrights continue to challenge the limitations of established theatrical conventions and direct popular attention toward issues and experiences that might otherwise be ignored or marginalized. While Asian American literature came into full bloom in the last 25 years, Asian American drama has yet to receive the kind of critical attention it warrants. This reference book serves as a versatile vehicle for exploring the field of Asian American drama from its recorded conception to its present stage. Included are alphabetically arranged entries for 52 Asian American dramatists of origins from India, Pakistan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Japan, Korea, and China. Each entry includes relevant biographical information that contextualizes the works of a playwright, an interpretive description of selected plays that spotlights recurring themes and plots, a summary of the playwright's critical reception, and a bibliography of primary and secondary works. The entries are written by expert contributors and reflect the ethnic diversity of the Asian American community. The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography, which includes anthologies, scholarly studies, and periodicals.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313314551
Number of pages: 424
Weight: 761 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Recommended for all research libraries, particularly those supporting Asian American studies, writing, performance, and theater programs, and public libraries serving Asian American communities."-Choice
"First ever, encyclopedic summary of APA playwrights' lives and works. Exceptionally thorough."-AsianWeek
"[O]ffers substantial entries on prominent Asian American Playwrights....recommended as a good introduction for academic and large public libraries."-Booklist/RBB
"[A] comprehensive and very fine bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook for the study of Asian American drama....[a]n important, informative, and well-organized resource."-Canadian Literature
" O ffers substantial entries on prominent Asian American Playwrights....recommended as a good introduction for academic and large public libraries."-Booklist/RBB
" A comprehensive and very fine bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook for the study of Asian American drama.... a n important, informative, and well-organized resource."-Canadian Literature
?First ever, encyclopedic summary of APA playwrights' lives and works. Exceptionally thorough.?-AsianWeek
?[O]ffers substantial entries on prominent Asian American Playwrights....recommended as a good introduction for academic and large public libraries.?-Booklist/RBB
?[A] comprehensive and very fine bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook for the study of Asian American drama....[a]n important, informative, and well-organized resource.?-Canadian Literature
?Recommended for all research libraries, particularly those supporting Asian American studies, writing, performance, and theater programs, and public libraries serving Asian American communities.?-Choice

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