Flower Drum Song
David Henry HwangISBN: 1559362227;
Book Description "A funny and clever radical revision of the 1958 Broadway hit."- Time magazine "An artistic success, revealing a revitalized score and a dramatic complexion that's far richer than the original."- Variety "One ofthe Year's 10 Best."- Los Angeles Times One of Rodgers and Hammerstein's most compelling love stories is re-made enchantingly in a new adaptation by the renowned Asian-American playwright, David Henry Hwang. This new version was a runaway hitlast year in Los Angeles and now is playing on Broadway. Set in San Francisco's Chinatown in the late fifties, this is a funny and moving story which explores what it means to be an American and touches the history of every person whose forebearers once arrived as a stranger to these shores. The book also includes an essay by cultural critic Karen Wada on the history of Flower Drum Song and its relationship to the Asian-American community. David Henry Hwang was...
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