Examples of Contemporary Themes

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Order 'Themes in these new [Asian-American] plays are very different . . .. No more, thank God, Japanese internment camp dramas, inter-generational family melodrama or Chinese railroad stories. Been there, done that. Instead of letting our history and mythology determine the nature of our plays, we're digging up our own issues and problems. Being Asian then ceases to become a central issue; instead it's the tone, part of the landscape.'

-- Chay Yew


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Using An Authorial Spokesperson


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