No More Cherry Blossoms: Sisters Matsumoto and Other Plays / Edition 1

No More Cherry Blossoms: Sisters Matsumoto and Other Plays / Edition 1

by Philip Kan Gotanda
     
 

In these four new plays, renowned playwright Philip Kan Gotanda explores the choices and challenges Japanese American women face. Although set in different decades of the twentieth century, the playsare all absolutely modern in the human struggles they depict.

"Sisters Matsumoto" tells of three Japanese American sisters who return to their family farm in Stockton

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Overview

In these four new plays, renowned playwright Philip Kan Gotanda explores the choices and challenges Japanese American women face. Although set in different decades of the twentieth century, the playsare all absolutely modern in the human struggles they depict.

"Sisters Matsumoto" tells of three Japanese American sisters who return to their family farm in Stockton, California, after living in an internment camp during World War II. "The Wind Cries Mary" is a gripping drama set in the tumultuous heyday of social upheaval that was San Francisco in 1968, when California's Asian American intellectuals were first finding a political voice. "Ballad of Yachiyo," set in 1919 in Hawai'i, is a moving story of a girl's coming to sexual maturity after being sent from home to work for an alcoholic artisan and his wife.

University of Washington Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295985015
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Philip Kan Gotanda is a widely produced playwright and respected independent filmmaker. The author of Fish Head Soup and Other Plays, he has received numerous honors and awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, four Rockefeller Playwriting Awards, three awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a TCG-PEW National Theater Arts Award. He lives in San Francisco.

University of Washington Press

Table of Contents

Foreword by Stephen H. SumidaPrefaceSisters MatsumotoThe Wind Cries MaryBallad of YachiyoUnder the Rainbow, a Play of Two One Acts—Natalie Wood Is Dead—White Manifesto and Other Perfumed Tales of Self-Entitlement, or, Got Rice?

University of Washington Press

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