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Performing Arts
Artist:
Chan, Margaret
Creator:
Chan, Margaret 
Subject:
Arts>>Performing Arts>>Theatre
Arts>>Performing Arts>>Theatre
Language:
English
Audience:
General|Adults|Young People
Type:
Video Recording
File Details:
92.3MB, (2:20min) video/quicktime
Abstract:
Emily of Emerald Hill is a one-woman play about a Singaporean matriarch set in the1950`s. A hallmark play written by Stella Kon, Emily opens a window into the lives of the Straits-born Chinese community caught between the tensions of the displacement of traditional Chinese values by new ideas from the West. Margaret Chan first performed Emily at the 1985 Singapore Drama Festival and made Singapore theatre history when she took the production, directed by Max Le Blond, to the Commonwealth Arts Festivals and Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1986. Margaret reprises this iconic role 25 years later, in a farewell tribute to the grand dame of Singapore theatre, Victoria Theatre, which closes for renovations after Emily. Margaret sees the 2010 production, helmed by Jeremiah Choy, as a fitting tribute to the indomitability of Singapore theatre.
This digital copy © National Library Board Singapore 2010. The original work © Margaret Chan, Orangedot Management Pte Ltd 2010