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Golden Child

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“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 gran
Paperback, 112 pages
Published November 1st 1998 by Theatre Communications Group (first published October 1st 1998)
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Entertaining, witty, & sharp-tongued, but under the joking Golden Child manages to wrap some extremely complex themes inside itself. Having the same actors play Andrew/Tieng-Bin and Elizabeth/Eling in both timelines is a magical effect, capturing the idea of rebirth perfectly.
I don't normally read plays, but...

this was short and interesting.

I would love to see it preformed live.
Short. And the beginning is a bit of a crash landing. But it's definitely good.
Connie Aquino
Reminded me of when I heard Hwang speak back in college...
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David Henry Hwang (Chinese: 黃哲倫; pinyin: Huáng Zhélún; born August 11, 1957) is an American playwright who has risen to prominence as the preeminent Asian American dramatist in the U.S.

He was born in Los Angeles, California and was educated at the Yale School of Drama and Stanford University. His first play was produced at the Okada House dormitory at Stanford and he briefly studied playwriting wi
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