Understanding David Henry Hwang

Understanding David Henry Hwang

by William C. Boles

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611172874
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication date: 12/30/2013
Series: Understanding Contemporary American Literature Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


William C. Boles is a professor of English at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and author of The Argumentative Theatre of Joe Penhall.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface ix

Chapter 1 Understanding David Henry Hwang 1

Chapter 2 Hwang's Asian American Trilogy: FOB, The Dance and the Railroad, and Family Devotions 13

Chapter 3 Two Experiments: Sound and Beauty and Rich Relations 36

Chapter 4 International Success: M. Butterfly 54

Chapter 5 After M. Butterfly: Controversy, Love, Failure, and Gold 67

Chapter 6 A Musical Hwang: Flower Drum Song 88

Chapter 7 Wrapping Up, Beginning Anew: Yellow Face and Chinglish 102

Notes 125

Bibliography 135

Index 141

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