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.Interlogue: Studies in Singapore Literature, Vol. 6: Haresh Sharma. The Cultural Politics of Playwriting in Contemporary Singapore, 2007i<x This volume in the Interlogue Series examines in detail Haresh Sharma’s extensive body of work, beginning with his very early writing and ending with his 2006 work. Prof. David Birch tries to paint a large social, political, economic and cultural landscape of Sharma’s writing and theatre since 1988, within and outside of his work with The Necessary Stage. He poses some key questions about Sharma’s development as a writer; the themes and issues he engages with and his vision and practice of theatre.Languages: EnglishDepartments: English Language and LiteratureCategories: Play
2.David the BEST [Da Wei Bi Jia 大卫必佳], Dramabox, Drama Centre Theatre, 19-22 Nov 2008, Stage Production.Languages: MandarinCategories: Theatre Event, Theatre Studies
3.Anima Methodi: The Poetics of Mirroring, Squircle Line Press, 2018i<x Invented by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé and Eric Tinsay Valles, the anima methodi is a made-in-Singapore poetic form, comprising two stanzas of 16 lines, a volta, repetitions, and a meta sensibility. In this anthology, over 70 writers have engaged with the form, coming up with their own expressions of it. Some attempt as close a structural reflection of the formal requirements, while others create exciting variations through textual experimentation. Through its unique characteristics, the anima methodi allows great authorial introspection, while providing an open enough structure for authors to create intriguing innovations. Indeed, this anthology represents another rare collectible that pulls together poems of a distinctly unique poetic form. The contributors include: Aaric Tan Xiang Yeow, Al Lim, Alvin Tan, Alyssa Marie Loo, Andrea Yew, Andy Winter, Carissa Cheow, Cass Zheng Xiwen, Charlene Shepherdson, Cheyenne Chia Kai Ru, Chris Mooney-Singh, Crispin Rodrigues, Damon Chua, Daniel H. Dugas, Darienne Sim, David Cheng, Denise Heng, Drima Chakraborty, Dylan Randall Wong, Eden Low, Edward Eng, Elancharan Gunasekaran, Elijah Wong Man Shun, Faith Christine Lai, Gwyneth Teo, Hedy Habra, Hidhir Razak, Ho Kin Yunn, Iain Lim Jun Rui, Ian Chung, Jack Xi, Jake Lai, Jared Ho Chit Yin, Jerome Lim Jit How, Jocelyn Suarez, Jonathan B. Chan, Joses Ho, Joshua Ip, Joshua Lim, Kendrick Loo, Kishore Kumar Kalai Chalvan, Kok Wei Liang, Lai Keng Yu, Lim Ray Zheng Valen, Lin Yanxiang, Low Kian Seh, Lune Loh, Margaret L. Devadason, Maroula Blades, Max Pasakorn, Migs Bravo Dutt, Min Lim, Morris Yang, Ng Yi-Sheng, Ng Yu Ci Faye, Nicholas Quek Wei Sheng, Nicole Emma Low, Nicole Fang Si Min, Ouyang Yingzhao, Ow Yeong Wai Kit, Qamar Firdaus Saini, Rodrigo Dela Peña Jr., Russ Hoe, Ryan Foo Mao Yao, Sarah Tan Shu Ling, Shikha Malaviya, Shilpa Dikshit Thapliyal, Sofia Amanda Bening, Tasreen Kaur, Valerie Leblanc, Vanessa Teo, Wahid Al Mamun, Wen Xianda, Yeo Jian Wei Benedict.Languages: EnglishDepartments: Communications and New Media, SociologyCategories: Poetry
4.A Wedding, A Funeral & Lucky, the Fish, 2014i<x Dramaturged by Jack Bradley from The National Theatre and mentored by David Henry Hwang, Dora explores the nature of marriage and its relevance to Singapore’s rapidly modernizing society. Do we still look to marriage as a kind of emotional and financial stability in a society where change is the norm? A Wedding, A Funeral & Lucky, the Fish goes to extremes to show how marriage for Singaporean women might still very much be a milestone. Yet, are the characters so absurd? Or can we, much as we want to deny it, see ourselves in them? When Seraphina brings Alistair, her ang moh boyfriend, to Singapore, he thinks they’re just having a cup of tea. Little does he know that he will be participating in his own wedding tea ceremony! But when the couple arrives, Sera makes a discovery so shocking its revelation would certainly stop the wedding! One by one, Xin Ru her sister, Alistair and Ma make the same discovery and for their own reasons, no one reveals. Absurd, funny and poignant, A Wedding, A Funeral & Lucky, the Fish will surely make you laugh because the alternative is a truth too bitter to swallow.Languages: EnglishDepartments: English Language and LiteratureCategories: Play