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The three plays take a look at the lives of men enslaved to materialistic demands in life and their trivial pursuits to rise above life`s contingencies. "Silent Song" describes a mythic quest for the ultimate secret of the universe. A young minstrel, embittered by worldly failure, follows the journey of a deaf old sage who can hear the song the mountains sing. City of Splendour is a satire on stressed-out Singaporeans who, in surrendering to a philosophy of other-worldliness, go to the other extreme. Dragon`s Teeth Gate written on an epic scale for the Singapore Festival of Arts, brings together elements of human comedy and of spiritual warfare. The vengeful ghost of an ancient Chinese Admiral engages Kuan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) in a cosmic struggle for the soul of Singapore."--Back cover.
This digital copy (c) National Library Board Singapore 2005. The original work (c) Stella Kon, 2000.