Chinglish (TCG Edition) Pdf




Chinglish (TCG Edition)

Number of page: 112
Author: David Henry Hwang
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781559364263
Rating:
Category: Drama

Acclaimed playwright David Henry Hwang’s hilarious comedy Chinglish has been described as “a sly, funny, multi-tiered joke with a laugh-out-loud surface that conceals a movingly somber aftertaste” (Village Voice) and “a triumph in any language” (New York Magazine).Springing from the author’s personal experiences in China, Chinglish follows a Midwestern American businessman desperately seeking to score a lucrative contact for his family’s firm as he travels to China, only to discover how much he doesn’t understand. Named for the unique and often comical third language that evolves from attempts to translate Chinese signs into English, Chinglish explores the challenges of doing business in a country whose language—and underlying cultural assumptions—are worlds apart from our own. David Henry Hwang’s

Preview pages:
  • preview 1
  • preview 2
  • preview 3
  • preview 4

About The Author

Throughout his career, playwright DAVID HENRY HWANG has explored the complexities of forging Eastern and Western cultures in a contemporary America. His extraordinary body of work, over the past 30 years, has been marked by a deep desire to reaffirm the common humanity in all of us. He is best known as the author of M. Butterfly, which won the 1988 Tony, Drama Desk, John Gassner, and Outer Critics Circle Awards, and was also a finalist for the 1989 Pulitzer Prize. The play enjoyed a one-year run on London's West End and has been produced in over four dozen countries to date. His play Golden Child premiered Off-Broadway at the Joseph Papp Public Theater, received a 1997 Obie Award for playwriting and subsequently moved to Broadway, where it received three 1998 Tony Nominations, including Best New Play. His play, Yellow Face, which premiered at Los Angeles’ Mark Taper Forum and New York's Public Theater, won a 2008 Obie Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
Language: English and Chinese

Reviews:
  •   jrissman jrissman
    LibraryThing Review Chinglish is a unique play about a businessman promoting his sign-making company in China. It is genuinely funny and surprisingly poignant at the end. It does not take long to read- roughly an hour- and is well worth it. I hope to see it in the theater someday.
Similar books:
  • Golden Child

    Golden Child
    A new play by the author of M Butterfly which premieres on Broadway in April Golden Child travels across time and place from contemporary America to mainland China in 1918 and depicts the challenges of a culture in transition to the influences of western civilization

  • Collins Mandarin Chinese Phrasebook and Dictionary Gem Edition: Essential phrases and words

    Collins Mandarin Chinese Phrasebook and Dictionary Gem Edition: Essential phrases and words
    Sound and speak like a native The Mandarin Chinese Phrasebook Dictionary is ideal for practising pronunciation listening comprehension and becoming more confident not just in speaking but in understanding others when abroad This phrasebook will give you the right word at the right time every time In all of the most common travel situations you need the reassurance that you can communicate with ease A reliable portable and easy to use phrasebook is a travel essential and with Collins Gem Mandarin Chinese Phrasebook and Dictionary the right word will always be at your fingertips This indispensable language guide covers the topics and phrases that crop up every day on holiday from finding a hotel and setting up your wifi to going shopping Includes Travel information and tips Dictionary with over 1000 words Comprehensive menu decoder Grammar section With the help of Gem Mandarin Chinese you will never be lost for words again

  • One Minute Mandarin: A Beginner's Guide to Spoken Chinese for Professionals

    One Minute Mandarin: A Beginner’s Guide to Spoken Chinese for Professionals
    Heading off to China for a business trip Don t know a word but want to impress Grab One Minute Mandarin and make the most of your travelling time One Minute Mandarin is designed for anyone who hasn t got time to study Mandarin seriously but wants the essential phrases to get by in the street and in meetings It is written in pinyin rather than Chinese script to make learning easy and it covers the basics of grammar vocabulary and pronunciation with an emphasis on spoken Mandarin It includes invaluable phrases and quotes that can be worked into speeches and tips on etiquette and culture that will make even a brief stay in China a richer experience One Minute Mandarin is accompanied by a website with downloadable audio files for your iPod or laptop You can use it to tune in your ear to key phrases in Mandarin and practise your pronunciation

  • A Dictionary of Chinese Characters: Accessed by Phonetics

    A Dictionary of Chinese Characters: Accessed by Phonetics
    By arranging frequently used characters under the phonetic element they have in common rather than only under their radical the Dictionary encourages the student to link characters according to their phonetic The system of cross referencing then allows the student to find easily all the characters in the dictionary which have the same phonetic element thus helping to fix in the memory the link between a character and its sound and meaning This innovative resource will be an excellent study aid for students with a basic grasp of Chinese whether they are studying with a teacher or learning on their own