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Subject:
Personalities>>Biographies>>Authors>>Cultural Medallion Recipients
Arts>>Literary Arts>>Drama
Arts>>Performing Arts>>Theatre
Language:
English
Audience:
Adults|Young People
Type:
Article
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Abstract:
Kuo Pao Kun (b. 1939, Xiaoguo village, Hebei, China–d. 10 September 2002, Singapore) was a playwright who produced plays in both English and Chinese. He is considered one of the most significant dramatists in Singapore and a pioneer of Singapore theatre. Many of his works, created over four decades, have been translated into Malay, Tamil, German, Japanese and Arabic. Many, too, have been produced and performed by theatre companies in Singapore and abroad. He was awarded the Cultural Medallion in 1989.