After the successful launch of Trilogy, The Necessary Stage returns with another collection of plays, Shorts I by Haresh Sharma.
This collection of 6 plays contains some of Sharma’s best and most popular early works. 3 of them, Lanterns Never Go Out, Still Building and More have been published in a previous collection, but which is no longer available.
The other 3 plays, Hope, Talk I and Talk II have never been published before.
The collection also contains an introduction by Alvin Tan as well as notes to each play by Sharma.
"In the world of Singapore theatre, few can doubt that Haresh Sharma... is among its most powerful drivers"
"The early plays by Sharma have a freshness and vitality which open up spaces for asking new questions of regimes and political systems. They raise new ideas about issues often overlooked on stage. Sharma doesn't create a discourse of antagonism or aggressive advocacy for change. Rather, he gently opens up little corners, pushes aside, just a little, the curtains, to open up a new discourse of what it means to be the first adult new Singaporeans post separation."
-DAVID BIRCHISBN: 97898108767460
Cover Type: Soft Cover
Year Published: 2010