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Think of a Garden: And Other Plays (Hardback)

John Kneubuhl

Edité par University of Hawai i Press, United States, 1997
ISBN 10: 0824817737 / ISBN 13: 9780824817732
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Titre : Think of a Garden: And Other Plays (Hardback...

Éditeur : University of Hawai i Press, United States

Date d'édition : 1997

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. By his own reckoning, John Kneubuhl was the world s greatest Swiss/Welsh/Samoan playwright. The son of a Samoan mother and an American father, Kneubuhl s multicultural heritage produced a distinctive artistic vision that formed the basis of his most powerful dramatic work. Born and raised in Samoa, Kneubuhl attended school in Honolulu and studied under Thornton Wilder at Yale. Returning to Hawai i in the mid-1940s, Kneubuhl won acclaim as a playwright with the Honolulu Community Theater, then moved on to Los Angeles to write for television. Twenty years later he was back in Samoa, lecturing on Polynesian history and culture and writing plays, including the trilogy offered here. Unlike much of Kneubuhl s earlier work, these plays are touchingly personal in their exploration of alienation and cultural identity. Think of a Garden, the first play of the trilogy and the last written before the playwright s death in 1992, has been called the most Samoan of Kneubuhl s plays--a candid look at the writer s bicultural upbringing that artfully weaves together family memory, history, and mysticism. Think of a Garden makes the work of one of the Pacific s preeminent playwrights available for the first time to a wide audience of theatre enthusiasts, literature specialists, and others interested in Pacific themes. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780824817732

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Synopsis : Unlike much of Kneubuhl's earlier work, these plays are touchingly personal in their exploration of alienation and cultural identity. Think of a Garden, the first play of the trilogy and the last written before the playwright's death in 1992, has been called the most Samoan of Kneubuhl's plays - a candid look at the writer's bicultural upbringing that artfully weaves together family memory, history, and mysticism. In Mele Kanikau: A Pageant, Kneubuhl once again uses the supernatural to comment on the fragile state of a divided culture - that of Hawaiians. In A Play: A Play, the most structurally complex of the plays and Kneubuhl's most successful attempt at comedy, what begins as a Cowardesque farce ends in an unsettling portrayal of a man struggling to come to terms with his Hawaiian heritage.

Critique: "An extraordinary achievement in dramatic writing."

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