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We Could **** You Mr. Birch

3.42 of 5 stars 3.42  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The central premise of this play is an episode from history the murder of James Wheeler Woodford Birch, the first British Resident in colonial Malaya. "We Could **** You Mr Birch" makes for a different play as it doesn't narrate a story, rather it alternates between real-life drama and historical episodes. Here we have the characters questioning the authenticity of the hi ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Times Editions - Marshall Cavendish
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Sharmine Farahin
Read it as a part of the requirement of my MLIE (Malay Literature in English) course in uni. The central issue that can be pondered upon is whether our textbook history is based on the real verifiable truth or is it acts as a medium of manipulation by certain parties for their own benefit. It's not that I condemned the heroism of Dato' Maharajalela or all, it's just that the villain is the one whom story didn't told right? Overall, it's kind of a funny play yet offers you something to think abou ...more
Amy Yeap
This play is full of innuendos and controversial, I read it for my politics class and it was great. It totally reflects not just the political situation at that time but in the present days too. It was so funny that I should've watch the play, but yeah, very good! Malaysian authors are quite good, I must say. 4 stars!!!
Faizah Roslaini
Serupa seperti The Crucible, penulis menggunakan peristiwa lalu dan mengaitkannya dengan situasi zaman sekarang. Dan seperti juga The Crucible, seluruh karya bukanlah sejarah sebenar tapi di'modify' supaya tujuan penulis lebih sampai.

Apa-apapun, dalam karya ini saya belajar lagi bahawa sejarah itu bergantung kepada penulisnya juga jadi dalam melihat sesuatu peristiwa, dalam hal ini pembunuhan Birch, timbang-timbangkanlah juga sisi sejarah yang sebelah satu lagi juga. Orang-orang kita pun tidak s
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Clement Lee
The Big Purge was more enjoyable and understandable. Couldn't make out clearly the subtext.
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