On The Theatrical Canon

“We don’t see any Asian work from that period – or from any other time in the 20th Century, really. There’s a lot of Asian work being made now, but plays like this are the predecessors.”

“What do the Asian plays of periods other than our own look like?”

In Australia, knowledge of Asia’s theatrical canon is close to zero, Wong says. “I sometimes wonder if the idea of diversity we’re developing here now had come about 100 years ago, what kind of works would we have seen? We know the old American and British plays but what do the Asian plays of periods other than our own look like? That’s the theatrical canon I want to interrogate.”

Tackling tokenism head-on (Audrey Journal) – November 2021

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