East/West Quartet
Paperback, 320 pages ISBN: 9781559362290Publication Date:
5 Jan 2005
Size: 215mm x 136mm£16.99

East/West Quartet

By Ping Chong

Paperback £16.99

Four plays - spanning a decade - from the leading Chinese-American playwright.

For nearly three decades Ping Chong and his company have written and staged some of the most innovative and arresting examinations of other-ness on stages in America, Europe and Asia. His work, more than that of any other theatre artist, has explored the intersections between Asian cultures and American society now and throughout history.

'Like poems in their simplicity and power to evoke... carefully wrought and beautifully designed' Washington Post

East/West Quartet contains four plays:

Deshima (1990) offers a documentary collage of the history of the West and Japan.
Chinoiserie (1995) spans centuries, continents and cultures, where the mysterious East meets the equally mysterious West.
After Sorrow (1997) explores the legacy of war in Vietnam.
Pojagi (1999) is a poetic documentary on Korea from the 16th century to today.

Ping Chong was born in 1946 and raised in New York's Chinatown. He began his theatre career with Meredith Monk, founding his own company in 1975, which later became Ping Chong and Company. He has created over fifty major works for the stage including Humboldt's Current, Nosferatu, Kind Ness and Undesirable Elements.

Paperback, 320 pages ISBN: 9781559362290Publication Date:
5 Jan 2005
Size: 215mm x 136mm£16.99

Also by Ping Chong:

Undesirable Elements

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