Esther Kim Lee
Publisher: Duke University Press Books (August 21, 2012)
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Showcasing the dynamism of latest Korean diasporic theater, this anthology positive factors seven performs by means of second-generation Korean diasporic writers from the us, Canada, and Chile. by means of bringing the performs jointly during this assortment, Esther Kim Lee highlights the topics and types that experience enlivened Korean diasporic theater within the Americas because the Nineties. a few of the performs are set in city Koreatowns. One occurs in the midst of Texas, whereas one other unfolds fullyyt in a character's brain. Ethnic id isn't really as crucial because it was once within the paintings of past generations of Asian diasporic playwrights. In those performs, stories of diaspora and displacement usually are a part of broader tales, resembling the problems confronted by way of a tender mom attempting to stability family members and occupation. operating via those tales are subject matters of assimilation, authenticity, relatives, reminiscence, trauma, and gender-related expectancies of luck. Lee's advent features a short historical past of the Korean Peninsula within the 20th century and of South Korean immigration to the Americas, in addition to an summary of Asian American theater and where of Korean American theater inside it. each one play is preceded by means of a short biography of the playwright and a precis of the play's construction heritage.