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.“Meritocracy”, Trans. Noor Aisha Bte. Abdul Rahman, Singa: Literature and the Arts in Singapore, 21 (1990): 9-15, Print.i<x This story translated by Noor Aisha Bte. Abdul Rahman describes an unemployed Singaporean Malay Arts graduate who feels deceived by the meritocratic system due to his lack of material success. Eventually, he understands success to be the gaining of a wealth of knowledge rather than the accumulation of material wealth.Languages: Malay, EnglishDepartments: Malay StudiesCategories: Short Story
2.Sang Rajuna Tapa, Perkumpulan Seni, Victoria Theatre, 7 Mar 1981, Stage Production.Languages: MalayDepartments: Geography, Malay StudiesCategories: Theatre Event
3.Being Haresh Sharma, The Necessary Stage, Drama Centre Theatre National Library, 29 June - 2 July 2017, Stage Production.i<x Being in Singapore Being a model citizen in Singapore Being a dementia patient in Singapore Being censored in Singapore Being a political detainee in Singapore Being off centre in Singapore Being Malay in Singapore Being a teacher in Singapore Being an Indonesian Maid in Singapore Being in a hospice in Singapore Being fundamentally happy in Singapore Being a Chinese MP in Singapore Being a young person in Singapore Being a suicide victim in Singapore Being an artist in Singapore Over three decades, The Necessary Stage and actors-collaborators who have been partners in the making of the company’s devised plays have revealed to us over and over again—in profound, heartbreaking and funny ways—what it means to ‘be’ in Singapore. Vinod | Radha Krishnan | Eric Sim | Noorhayati Yusof | Sergeant Mok | Jali Bin Mohd Fariz | Mrs. Chua | Mrs. Phua | Alisha | Melly | Saloma and many more Away from the buzz of the rehearsal room and in the alone space where a playwright for a time dwells, Haresh Sharma forms up direct, powerful, honest, smart, funny words that enable these characters to speak into the very soul of our city. Being Haresh Sharma is a work that looks at Haresh’s body of writing over 30 years. It makes bold, unexpected links and associations, mapping stories and characters in ways that surface the social, political and spiritual aspects of life here; bringing it all together with unexpected and exciting performance energy, sparking new ways of looking at his words and of experiencing performance and theatre.Departments: English Language and LiteratureCategories: Play
4.Goh Sin Tub’s One Singapore 3: More Singaporean Stories, Singapore: SNP Pan Pacific Publishing, 2001, Print.i<x This collection compiles a variety of local tales ranging from ones set in the Japanese invasion and occupation to stories with a religious theme. Others focus on prominent figures, including Goh himself. Former President Yusof Ishak is featured in "The First Singaporean," while C.K. Tang and Tan Sri Runme Shaw are narrated in other stories. Nevertheless, most of the stories are centred on ordinary Singaporeans.Languages: EnglishDepartments: English Language and Literature