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.
1.Everything But The Brain, Sight Lines Productions, DBS Arts Centre, 10-21 August 2013, Stage Production.Languages: EnglishCategories: Theatre Event, Theatre Studies
2.Lao Jiu The Musical [Lao Jiu Yin Yue Ju 老九音乐剧], The Theatre Practice, Drama Centre Theatre, 12-29 Jul 2012, Musical.Languages: MandarinCategories: Musical, Theatre Studies
3.December Rain [雨季], Toy Factory, The Esplanade Theatre, 6-15 Aug 2010, Musical.Languages: MandarinCategories: Musical, Theatre Studies
4.“Edward”, Who Wants To Buy a Book of Poems?, Singapore: Landmark Books Pte Ltd, 1998, 23-8, Print.i<x The poem tells the story of Edward, a transvestite, and the gradual loss of his beauty and glamour as he ages.Languages: EnglishDepartments: English Language and LiteratureCategories: Poetry
5.The Swing Thing, UCC Hall, 23 Mar 2013, Stage Production.Languages: EnglishCategories: Theatre Event, Theatre Studies
6.Flow across our ocean: Singapore & South Africa: featuring the poems of Edwin Thumbooi<x This booklet commemorates the Opening Ceremony of Spotlight Singapore in Cape Town (16–19 March 2011), an international exchange programme co-organised by Asian Culture Enterprise Singapore (ACES) and The Arts House. The Spotlight programme serves as an arts and economic gateway to emerging markets for Singapore. There are two works here: a new and original poem by Edwin Thumboo and the script for Selamat, a new music-theatre work composed by Iskandar Ismail, directed by Jeremiah Choy and set to a text that features the poetry of Edwin Thumboo. Both these works have their inspiration and origins, either in part or fully, from Spotlight Singapore in Cape Town. The new work by Edwin Thumboo, “The Indian Ocean” takes off from Thumboo’s long-time fascination with the trade routes between Asia and Africa vis-a-vis the Indian Ocean, the body of water that connects the continent of Africa with Southeast Asia and hence, Singapore. The poem which spans centuries is an epic: just as it draws from the past for the present, its scale foretells the possibilities that lie ahead and the depth which these possibilities hold. Selamat, on the other hand, frames the existing poetry of Edwin Thumboo within a story that tells of an encounter between a Singaporean man and a South African woman. Here, drawing inspiration from Thumboo’s poems, the creative team for Selamat has adapted some of Thumboo’s well-known poems and created a new context for them.Languages: EnglishDepartments: English Language and LiteratureCategories: Poetry