Ballad of Yachiyo
Paperback, 99 pages ISBN: 9781559361224Publication Date:
7 Jan 1997
Size: 215mm x 136mm£10.99
First Staged:
Berkeley Repertory Theatre, USA 1995; Gate Theatre, London 2000

Ballad of Yachiyo

By Philip Kan Gotanda

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A dramatic tale of a young Japanese girl's sexual awakening, and ultimate social downfall, in Hawaii's harsh sugar-cane plantation system of the early twentieth century. In this moving elegy to his own aunt on whose life the story is based, Gotanda juxtaposes the world of traditional Japanese arts, such as pottery and the tea ceremony, with the conflicting social realities of a culture in transition.

'A genuinely devastatingly great play. This is an exquisite, precise, unsparing perfect play' Tony Kushner

'A beautiful, colourful, moving play.' Anna Deavere Smith

Paperback, 99 pages ISBN: 9781559361224Publication Date:
7 Jan 1997
Size: 215mm x 136mm£10.99
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