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Book Title: Kung Fu|
The author of the book: David Henry Hwang
Edition: Theatre Communications Group
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Date of issue: May 16th 2017
ISBN 13: 9781559364805
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"David Henry Hwang is one of the most intelligent and original voices in the American theater."—Detroit News
"David Henry Hwang is a true original. . . . Mr. Hwang's works have the verve of the well-made American stage comedies and yet, with little warning, they bubble over into the mystical rituals of Asian stagecraft."—The New York Times
An invigorating depiction of international star Bruce Lee's journey from troubled youth to martial arts legend, David Henry Hwang's newest play blends dance, Chinese opera, martial arts and drama into a bold theatrical experience. Premiering Off-Broadway in winter 2014, Kung Fu follows Lee as he struggles to prove himself as a fighter, a husband, a father, and a man.
David Henry Hwang's plays include M. Butterfly (1988 Tony Award, 1989 Pulitzer Prize finalist), Golden Child (1996 Obie Award, 1998 Tony nomination), Yellow Face (2008 Obie Award, 2008 Pulitzer Prize finalist), FOB (1981 Obie Award), and Chinglish. His Broadway musicals include the books for Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida (co-author), Flower Drum Song (2002 revival, 2003 Tony nomination), and Disney's Tarzan.
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Read information about the authorDavid Henry Hwang (Chinese: 黃哲倫; pinyin: Huáng Zhélún; born August 11, 1957) is an American playwright who has risen to prominence as the preeminent Asian American dramatist in the U.S.
He was born in Los Angeles, California and was educated at the Yale School of Drama and Stanford University. His first play was produced at the Okada House dormitory at Stanford and he briefly studied playwriting with Sam Shepard and María Irene Fornés.
He is the author of M. Butterfly (1988 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Awards, Pulitzer finalist), Golden Child (1998 Tony nomination, 1997 OBIE Award), FOB (1981 OBIE Award), The Dance and the Railroad (Drama Desk nomination), Family Devotions (Drama Desk Nomination), Sound and Beauty, and Bondage. His newest play, Yellow Face, which premiered at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum and New York's Public Theatre, won a 2008 OBIE Award and was a Finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. He wrote the scripts for the Broadway musicals Elton John & Tim Rice's Aida (co-author), Rodgers & Hammerstein's Flower Drum Song (2002 revival, 2003 Tony nomination), and Disney's Tarzan. His opera libretti include three works for composer Philip Glass, 1000 Airplanes on the Roof, The Voyage (Metropolitan Opera), and The Sound of a Voice; as well as Bright Sheng's The Silver River, Osvaldo Golijov's Ainadamar (two 2007 Grammy Awards) and Unsuk Chin's Alice In Wonderland (Opernwelt's 2007 "World Premiere of the Year"). Hwang penned the feature films M. Butterfly, Golden Gate, and Possession (co-writer), and also co-wrote the song "Solo" with Prince. A native of Los Angeles, Hwang serves on the Council of the Dramatists Guild. He attended Stanford University and Yale Drama School, and was appointed by President Clinton to the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
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