Hwang, David Henry, 1957-....

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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.)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Theatre Aquarius Archives (University of Guelph). M. Butterfly / by David Henry Hwang ; directed by Douglas Campbell, 1992 - reviews and articles. University of Guelph
creatorOf Collins, Phil. Tarzan / music and lyrics by Phil Collins ; book by David Henry Hwang ; based on the story Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs ; and the Disney film Tarzan written by Tab Murphy, Bob Tzudiker & Noni White, 2006. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Theatre Aquarius Archives (University of Guelph). M. Butterfly / by David Henry Hwang ; designed by Ed Kotanen, 1992 - design. University of Guelph
creatorOf Sheng, Bright, 1955-. The silver river / Bright Sheng. Vanderbilt University Library, Jean and Alexander Heard Library
referencedIn New York Shakespeare Festival Records. Series V: General Manager's Files, 1960-1991 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Hwang, David Henry, 1957-. Face value / [by David Henry Hwang], 1993. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Richard Hoffman collection of American and British theater and film scripts, 1958–2006 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
creatorOf Toronto Free Theatre Archives. FOB (Fresh off the Boat) / by David Henry Hwang ; directed by Charles Northcote, 1984 - reviews and articles. University of Guelph
creatorOf Hwang, David Henry, 1957-. Yellow face / [by David Henry Hwang], 2007. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf John, Elton. Aida: typescript, 2000. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn New York Shakespeare Festival Records. Series II: Play Department Files, 1954-1992 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn New York Shakespeare Festival records. Series VI: Development Office, 1954-1989 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979. Flower drum song / music by Richard Rodgers ; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II ; book by David Henry Hwang ; based on the original by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joseph Fields ; based on the novel by C. Y. Lee, 2002. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Theatre Aquarius Archives. M. Butterfly / by David Henry Hwang ; directed by Douglas Campbell, 1992 - house program. University of Guelph
referencedIn New York Shakespeare Festival Records. Series IV: Production Materials, 1958-1992 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf David Henry Hwang Papers, ca. 1985-1992 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Hwang, David Henry, 1957-. David Henry Hwang papers, circa 1985-2004. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Reza Abdoh collection of papers, 1983-1999 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Annotated Catalog to Productions and Scripts in the Asian American Theater Company Archives University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives
creatorOf Rando, John. The downtown plays / [new works by Jon Robin Baitz, Douglas Carter Beane, David Henry Hwang, Neil LaBute, Warren Leight, Kenneth Lonergan, Frank Pugliese, Paul Rudnick, and Wendy Wasserstein], 1995-2004. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Theatre Aquarius Archives. M. Butterfly / by David Henry Hwang ; directed by Douglas Campbell, 1992 - performance file. University of Guelph
creatorOf Hwang, David Henry, 1957-. [David Henry Hwang] Harvard University, Archives
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associatedWith Abdoh, Reza person
associatedWith Asian American Theater Company corporateBody
associatedWith Center Theatre Group of Los Angeles. corporateBody
associatedWith Collins, Phil. person
associatedWith Eustis, Oskar, 1958- person
associatedWith Hoffman, Richard Lee. person
associatedWith John, Elton. person
associatedWith New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Billy Rose Theatre Division. Theatre on Film and Tape Archive. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Shakespeare Festival corporateBody
associatedWith New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater. corporateBody
associatedWith Office for the Arts at Harvard & Radcliffe. corporateBody
associatedWith Papp, Joseph person
associatedWith Pryce, Jonathan person
associatedWith Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979. person
associatedWith Schönberg, Claude-Michel. person
associatedWith Sheng, Bright, 1955- person
associatedWith Silverman, Leigh. person
associatedWith Theatre Aquarius Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Theatre Aquarius Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Theatre Aquarius Archives (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Theatre Aquarius Archives (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Toronto Free Theatre Archives. corporateBody
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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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Birth 1957-08-11

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