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The Hyphenated American: Four Plays

4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Chay Yew has been hailed by Time magazine as "a promising new voice in American theater." In this collection of four new plays, Yew continues to explore issues of artistic expression, self-identity, and the immigrant experience.

In Red, a magical, mysterious drama set during China's Cultural Revolution, a renowned actor stands his ground against a young revolutionary in a s

Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 1st 2002 by Grove Press
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Nov 22, 2008 Jil rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Asian-American immigrants, gay Asians
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As was the case with Jose Rivera's "References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot and Other Plays", the play in this anthology that I read for my 21st Century Drama class was my least favorite of the collection. Fortunately, in both cases, I read all the works, and ended up liking the playwrights much more for it.

Our teacher picked A Beautiful Country, which was certainly lovely in places and had some really interesting information, but I was bothered by its nonlinear structure (and when Chay Yew came
Sara Cantor
Scissors is one of my favorite works of art; I haven't read the other plays in the collection
Mar 26, 2007 Celeste rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: a thinking anyone
I really enjoyed the abstract nature of this play that, in turn, made it so complex.
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