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Title:
Golden child
Author:
Hwang, David Henry, 1957-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Theatre Communications Group, 1998.
Physical Description:
ix, 62 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781559361583
Format :
Book

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Central Library PS3558.W83 G65 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

"A vivid, moving play in perfect command of its eternal theme of family and change." - Wall Street Journal

"Written with insight, compassion, and a sharp eye for the unintended consequences of clashing cultures, Golden Child is one of Hwang's best works, as entertaining as it is thought-provoking." - Backstage

David Henry Hwang draws on the true stories told to him by his grandmother of his great-grandfather's break with Confucian tradition by his conversion to Christianity, and the eventual unbinding of his daughter's feet. A "skillfully-told story that engages the emotions as well as the brain," Golden Child explores the impact of these decisions on each of his great-grandfather's three wives, and succeeding generations ( Entertainment Focus ).

David Henry Hwang is the author of the Tony Award-winning M. Butterfly , Yellow Face (OBIE Award, 2008 Pulitzer Prize finalist), Golden Child (1997 OBIE Award), FOB (1981 OBIE Award), Family Devotions (Drama Desk nomination), and the books for musicals Aida ( co-author), Flower Drum Song (2002 Broadway revival), and Tarzan , among other works. David Henry Hwang graduated from Stanford University, attended the Yale School of Drama, and holds honorary degrees from Columbia College in Chicago and The American Conservatory Theatre. He lives in New York City with his wife, actress Kathryn Layng, and their children, Noah David and Eva Veanne.


Author Notes

The son of immigrant Chinese parents, Hwang attended Stanford University and the Yale Drama School and has been a director and a teacher of playwriting. FOB (1981), which stands for "Fresh off the boat,"' explores the conflicts between two Chinese Americans and a Chinese exchange student still steeped in the customs and beliefs of the old world. It won an Obie Award in 1981. The Dance and the Railroad (1982) concerns an artist and his fellow workers who stage a strike to protest the inhuman conditions suffered by Chinese railroad workers in the American West in the nineteenth century. M Butterfly (1988), about the relationship between an American man and a Chinese transvestite, won the Tony Award as best play of the year. Maxine Hong Kingston wrote, "David Hwang has an ear for Chinatown English, the language of childhood and the subconscious, the language of emotion, the language of home."

(Bowker Author Biography)


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