When My Name Was KeokoClarion Books #ad - Their own language, their flag, the folktales Uncle tells them—even their names—are all part of the Korean culture that is now forbidden. But the greatest shock of all comes when Tae-yul enlists in the Japanese army in an attempt to protect Uncle, who is suspected of aiding the Korean resistance. Sun-hee stays behind, entrusted with the life-and-death secrets of a family at war.
When world war ii comes to korea, Sun-hee is surprised that the Japanese expect their Korean subjects to fight on their side. Because korea is under Japanese occupation, the children study Japanese and speak it at school. Sun-hee and her older brother, Tae-yul, live in Korea with their parents.
Sweat TCG EditionTheatre Communications Group #ad - Sweat has fraternity at its heart, but also the violence, and the suspicion that can result from class aspirations. Hilton als, new yorker Lynn Nottage has written one of her most exquisitely devastating tragedies to date. Lynn nottage is the recipient of two Pulitzer Prize Awards for Drama for Sweat and Ruined.
Her other plays include intimate apparel; by the way, Meet Vera Stark; Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine; Crumbs from the Table of Joy; and Las Meninas. Winner of the 2017 pulitzer prize for drama Nominee for 3 Tony Awards including Best Play “Lynn Nottage’s best work. She offers a powerful critique of the American attitude toward class, and how it affects the decisions we make.
Sweat TCG Edition #ad - She is the first woman playwright to be honored twice. In one of the poorest cities in america, pennsylvania, a group of down-and-out factory workers struggle to keep their present lives in balance, Reading, ignorant of the financial devastation looming in their near future. Based on nottage’s extensive research and interviews with residents of Reading, Sweat is a topical reflection of the present and poignant outcome of America’s economic decline.
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Ruined TCG EditionTheatre Communications Group #ad - Inspired by interviews she conducted in africa with Congo refugees, Nottage has crafted an engrossing and uncommonly human story with humor and song served alongside its postcolonial and feminist politics in the rich theatrical tradition of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage. Lynn nottage’s plays include crumbs from the table of Joy, Fabulation, and Intimate Apparel, winner of the American Theatre Critics’ Steinberg New Play Award and the Francesca Primus Prize.
. Winner of the 2009 pulitzer Prize for Drama“A powerhouse drama. The establishment’s shrewd matriarch, mama nadi, keeps peace between customers from both sides of the civil war, as government soldiers and rebel forces alike choose from her inventory of women, many already “ruined” by rape and torture when they were pressed into prostitution.
Ruined TCG Edition #ad - . Her plays have been widely produced, with Intimate Apparel receiving more productions than any other play in America during the 2005-2006 season. Nottage is one of our finest playwrights, a smart, empathetic and daring storyteller who tells a story an audience won’t expect. David cote, time out new yorka rain forest bar and brothel in the brutally war-torn Congo is the setting for Lynn Nottage’s extraordinary new play.
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Bloodline: Five Stories Vintage ContemporariesVintage #ad - In these five stories, sharecroppers' shacks, and decaying plantation houses of Louisiana, Ernest Gaines returns to the cane fields, the terrain of his great novels A Gathering of Old Men and A Lesson Before Dying. And on every page he captures the soul of black community whose circumstances make even the slightest assertion of self-respect an act of majestic—and sometimes suicidal—heroism.
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Bloodline is a miracle of storytelling. Stories include:a long day in NovemberThe Sky Is GrayThree MenBloodlineJust Like a Tree.
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Disgraced: A PlayBack Bay Books #ad - But watching these characters rip into these forbidden topics, there's no arguing that they make for ear-tickling good theater" New York Times. In dialogue that bristles with wit and intelligence, Akhtar puts contemporary attitudes toward religion under a microscope, revealing how tenuous self-image can be for people born into one way of being who have embraced another.
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A Raisin in the SunVintage #ad - Never before, has so much of the truth of black people's lives been seen on the stage, the entire history of the American theater, " observed James Baldwin shortly before A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway in 1959. Indeed lorraine hansberry's award-winning drama about the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, working-class family living on the South Side of Chicago connected profoundly with the psyche of black America--and changed American theater forever.
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