Hwang, David Henry, 1957-....

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Dates:
Birth 1957-08-11
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

American playwright and screenwriter, particularly interested in Asian American drama.

From the description of David Henry Hwang papers, circa 1985-2004. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 462019146

This play was to be the second Broadway production of the playwright, following the success of his M. Butterfly. It closed in previews on March 14, 1993, at the Cort Theatre, New York, N.Y. Directed by Jerry Zaks, it starred B.D. Wong, Jane Krakowski, and Mark Linn-Baker. It has not yet been published.

From the description of Face value / [by David Henry Hwang], 1993. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 730528510

BIOGRAPHY

David Henry Hwang is an award-winning playwright whose work often deals with the manipulation or breakdown of stereotypes--particularly those concerning Asian-Americans--while exploring the frontiers of experimental drama. Hwang, a creative writing major who studied with Stanford professor John L'Heureux, graduated from the university in 1979. He credits L'Heureux and playwright Sam Shepard as early influences.

M. Butterfly, the best known of Hwang's plays, won Broadway's Tony Award in 1988. In the years following M. Butterfly's success Hwang has moved toward filmwriting, exploring the Asian-American experience in films such as Golden Gate, the collection's most recent piece, which was filmed on location in San Francisco in 1992.

From the guide to the David Henry Hwang Papers, ca. 1985-1992, (Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.)

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Subjects:

  • Asian Americans
  • Asian Americans--Race identity--Drama
  • Theater--Casting--Drama
  • Dramatists, American
  • Drama--20th century
  • Authorship--Psychological aspects--Drama
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)--Drama
  • Dramatists--Drama
  • Actresses--Drama
  • Asian American actors--Drama
  • Actors--Drama
  • American drama--Asian American authors
  • Race relations--Drama
  • Asians--Race identity--Drama
  • Theater--Drama

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  • Librettists
  • Dramatists, American

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