Staging History: Selected Plays from Five Arts Centre Malaysia 1984–2014

Staging History: Selected Plays from Five Arts Centre Malaysia 1984–2014 celebrates 15 iconic, innovative and memorable plays from over 100 productions staged over 30 years of the production history of Malaysia’s leading performing arts group.

The publication includes playwrights and director-devisers including Beth Yahp, Charlene Rajendran, Chin San Sooi, David Wong, Faridah Merican, Foo May Lyn, Huzir Sulaiman, Jo Kukathas, Kee Thuan Chye, Krishen Jit, Leow Puay Tin, Marion D'Cruz, Mark Teh, Nam Ron and Teater Muda. Edited by the art critic Kathy Rowland, who also provides an introduction in the book, the selection of plays demonstrates a diversity spanning several generations, languages, artistic styles and staging strategies for text. A further 16 productions are presented through a visual essay that provides a sense of the breadth of the collective’s staging history.

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Staging History: Selected Plays from Five Arts Centre Malaysia 1984–2014 celebrates 15 iconic, innovative and memorable plays from over 100 productions staged over 30 years of the production history of Malaysia’s leading performing arts group.

The publication includes playwrights and director-devisers including Beth Yahp, Charlene Rajendran, Chin San Sooi, David Wong, Faridah Merican, Foo May Lyn, Huzir Sulaiman, Jo Kukathas, Kee Thuan Chye, Krishen Jit, Leow Puay Tin, Marion D’Cruz, Mark Teh, Nam Ron and Teater Muda. Edited by the art critic Kathy Rowland, who also provides an introduction in the book, the selection of plays demonstrates a diversity spanning several generations, languages, artistic styles and staging strategies for text. A further 16 productions are presented through a visual essay that provides a sense of the breadth of the collective’s staging history.

Publisher: Five Arts Centre

Paperback

2015

ISBN: 9789671359402