Creative Work Database
Listing of creative work related to Singapore.
Our new Creative Work database is a repository for literary and dramatic works related to Singapore which are written by FASS Faculty and Students, past and present. The contents of this work-in-progress call on the theories and techniques taught and researched at FASS. Some of the creative work links to a sample of the original text. Research is also ongoing and the database will grow as we continue to update it. Items with the symbol “i” indicate that an abstract is available.
To search more effectively, please use the MLA or APA citation style which uses the author’s last name and initials.
601.“Whose Song is It Anyway?”, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, 10.4 (Oct 2011), Web.i<x A story about long lost love. Two people who were worlds apart had to part ways eventually. The story accounts certain events that led to their parting. It is nicely told through Singlish, a tool used to capture the reality of the characters of this story.Languages: EnglishDepartments: English Language and LiteratureCategories: Short Story
602.The Moon is Less Bright, TheatreWorks, The Retrospective: A Festival of Singapore Plays 1960-1990, Drama Centre Black Box Theatre, 7-10 Nov 1990, Stage Productioni<x The lives of a vegetable farmer and his family start to change when the Japanese invades Singapore during World War II. In order to escape the war, relatives from the city go to their farm to seek shelter. Due to differing lifestyles and aspirations, the faith of the farmer's two sons are tested.Languages: EnglishCategories: Theatre Event, Theatre Studies
603.“Japaaniyan Haiku” (ஜப்பானியன் ஹைக்கு), Mouna Vatham (மௌன வதம்), Akaram Publications, Chennai, India, 1984, 83, PrintLanguages: TamilCategories: Poetry
604.“Cheena Singa Nadanam” (சீனச் சிங்க நடனம்), Mouna Vatham (மௌன வதம்), Akaram Publications, Chennai, India, 1984, 84, PrintLanguages: TamilCategories: Poetry
605.Pan Island Expressway, TheatreWorks, Black Box Theatre, May 1999, Stage Production.i<x This political satire, which is a play within a play within a play, makes some searing comments on certain policies and law. The primary play revolves around James, a playwright and three actors. When the actors start dying, James is arrested on suspicion of masterminding their deaths. His answers to an interrogation are interpreted as part of a complex scheme to undermine the local government while he defends himself in vain.Languages: English, ChineseCategories: Theatre Event, Theatre Studies
606.Here and Beyond: 12 Stories, Eds. Cyril Wong, Singapore: Ethos Books, 2014, Print.i<x This is an anthology of twelve stories from twelve unique Singaporean voices: S. Rajaratnam, Yeo Wei Wei, Goh Sin Tub, Simon Tay, Stephanie Ye, Alfian Sa’at, Suchen Christine Lim, Wena Poon, O Thiam Chin, ClaireTham, Philip Jeyaretnam and Felix Cheong. These stories chart the emotional ups and downs of protagonists who strive to find meaning against the backdrop of negotiations between the local and the global, between the past and an ever-changing, urbanised present. Rediscovering the self and the value of relationships form the focus of these tales, which range from the realistic to the surreal, with the occasional epiphany about one's mortality and the meaning of existence within the bustling city.Languages: EnglishDepartments: English Language and LiteratureCategories: Short Story