The Theatre and the State in Singapore

The Theatre and the State in Singapore

This book provides a comprehensive examination of the contemporary English-language theatre field in Singapore.

Author: Terence Chong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415584487

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 209

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This book provides a comprehensive examination of the contemporary English-language theatre field in Singapore. It describes Singapore theatre as a politically dynamic field that is often a site for struggle and resistance against state orthodoxy, and how the cultural policies of the ruling Peopleâe(tm)s Action Party (PAP) have shaped Singapore theatre. The book traces such cultural policies and their impact from the early 1960s, and shows how the PAP used theatre âe" and arts and culture more widely âe" as a key part of its nation building programme. Terence Chong argues that this diverse theatre community not only comes into regular conflict with the state, but often collaborates with it - depending on the rewards at stake, not to mention the assortment of intra-communal conflicts as different practitioners and groups vie for the same resources. It goes on to explore how new forms of theatre, especially English-language avant garde theatre, represented resistance to such government cultural control; how the government often exerts its power âe~behind-the-scenesâe(tm) to preserve its moral legitimacy; and conversely how middle class theatre practitionersâe(tm) resistance to state power is strongly influenced by class and cultural capital. Based on extensive original research including interviews with theatre directors and other theatre professionals, the book provides a wealth of information on theatre in Singapore overall, and not just on theatre-state relations.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Theatre and the State in Singapore

The Theatre and the State in Singapore

This “structural correspondence” is also found across the theatre and social fields
in Singapore given the central role of the People's Action Party (PAP) state and
its influence in everyday life. Indeed, as a homologous field, the theatre field ...

Author: Terence Chong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136869471

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 800

This book provides a comprehensive examination of the contemporary English-language theatre field in Singapore. It describes Singapore theatre as a politically dynamic field that is often a site for struggle and resistance against state orthodoxy, and how the cultural policies of the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) have shaped Singapore theatre. The book traces such cultural policies and their impact from the early 1960s, and shows how the PAP used theatre – and arts and culture more widely – as a key part of its nation building programme. Terence Chong argues that this diverse theatre community not only comes into regular conflict with the state, but often collaborates with it - depending on the rewards at stake, not to mention the assortment of intra-communal conflicts as different practitioners and groups vie for the same resources. It goes on to explore how new forms of theatre, especially English-language avant garde theatre, represented resistance to such government cultural control; how the government often exerts its power ‘behind-the-scenes’ to preserve its moral legitimacy; and conversely how middle class theatre practitioners’ resistance to state power is strongly influenced by class and cultural capital. Based on extensive original research including interviews with theatre directors and other theatre professionals, the book provides a wealth of information on theatre in Singapore overall, and not just on theatre-state relations.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theatre and the Politics of Culture in Contemporary Singapore

Theatre and the Politics of Culture in Contemporary Singapore

Explores the vibrant relationships between theatre, cultural politics and social attitudes in a country whose history has many lessons for Western scholars.

Author: William Peterson

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819564729

Category: History

Page: 287

View: 278

Explores the vibrant relationships between theatre, cultural politics and social attitudes in a country whose history has many lessons for Western scholars.
Categories: History

State of Singapore

State of Singapore

99 : 99 99 99 ILLUSTRATIONS Page SINGAPORE PANORAMA FROM
STAMFORD BRIDGE - Book Jacket ... Two RIVALS 297 IN THE THEATRE 300 ,
301 CITY SCENES 316 , 317 FLOWERS 325 , 329 EARLY SINGAPORE 333 9 9
9 MAPS ...

Author: Great Britain. Colonial Office

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D00383404J

Category:

Page:

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State of Singapore Annual Report

State of Singapore Annual Report

Every effort was made to encourage cultural organisations and schools to stage
their own shows and to uncover new talent . The extent of popular cultural activity
in Singapore may be seen from the performances that were put up at the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015043364002

Category: Singapore

Page:

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Categories: Singapore

The State on Stage

The State on Stage

[Truncated abstract] In 1988 the Singapore government convened a committee to evaluate the state of the arts within the nation.

Author: Aaron Hales

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:903619608

Category: Art and state

Page: 552

View: 376

[Truncated abstract] In 1988 the Singapore government convened a committee to evaluate the state of the arts within the nation. The report was released a year later in 1989, setting in motion a series of events aimed to turn Singapore into a 'global city for the arts' and 'renaissance city of Asia' by the turn of the century. The Peopl's Action Party (PAP), Singapore's ruling political party, and its leader Lee Kuan Yew, committed a billion Singapore dollars to this artistic genesis with the creation of new ministerial appointments, government agencies, galleries, libraries, education facilities and state-of-the-art theatres. This thesis argues that the arts in Singapore have been prioritised for two main reasons. Firstly, in a nation with no natural commodity other than its people and its port, the PAP understands well the value of the arts as another economic product that can be used to generate income in a city built on international investment and finance. Secondly, the arts have been used as a means to present the State as a liberal democracy, while similarly providing an outlet to maintain the cultural needs of the prosperous Singaporean and the professional international workforce upon which the city-state so heavily relies. It is at the intersection of Singaporean politics and its performing arts that this thesis examines the introduction of original Singaporean musical theatre as a cultural product for both local and international consumption. The musical, with a history steeped in political satire, has become in a Singaporean context an artistic vehicle that allows for a public discussion of PAP hegemony. However, the Singapore musical also produces valuable evidence, through its narratives, of how government intervention and censorship has created a society and individual unwilling to criticise the State and its leadership. This thesis analyses three original musical theatre productions by Dick Lee Beauty World (1988), Mortal Sins (1995) and Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress (2002). The analysis draws on fieldwork interviews that were conducted with Lee, his artistic collaborators, and several Singaporean academics and practitioners that are involved in, or critique, Singaporean theatre. The theoretical framework draws upon three main theorists, Michel Foucault, James C. Scott and Paul Connerton, to articulate how government surveillance and censorship has created a population that is fearful of breaking the law and unwilling to protest against government domination. Chapter One examines the history of musical theatre and the history of Singapore, before articulating the effect of government control and censorship policy over the population. Chapter Two examines Beauty World as a musical theatre product at the very beginning of the Singaporean Renaissance. This musical, written by Michael Chiang and composed by Lee, draws upon the hidden underbelly of Singaporean society to articulate narrative themes of World War II, physical abuse, aborted relationships and the [re]location of a Singaporean identity. Chapter Three discusses Mortal Sins, the second collaboration between Chiang and Lee...
Categories: Art and state

State of Singapore Development Plan 1961 1964

State of Singapore Development Plan  1961 1964

The first District Hospital at Thomson Road which was opened towards the end of
1959 would require about $ 1.7 million within the first two years of the Plan for the
completion of the New Theatre Block , X - ray Department , Dental Department ...

Author: Singapore. Ministry of Finance

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112071956475

Category: Government spending policy

Page: 134

View: 126

Categories: Government spending policy

Estimates of the Revenue and Expenditure of the State of Singapore

Estimates of the Revenue and Expenditure of the State of Singapore

Singapore. HEAD 34 ESTIMATES , 196 Head 34 - Ministry of Culture - continued
NO . OF POSTS EXPENDITURE Subhead and Item No. Salary Code Notes Esti
Estimates niates 1963 1964 Estimates 1963 Estiinates 1964 $ 1 . PERSONAL ...

Author: Singapore

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112078257208

Category: Budget

Page:

View: 777

Categories: Budget

Singapore

Singapore

Author: Jurgen Dauth

Publisher: Baedekers Guides

ISBN: UCSC:32106013111924

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 115

Categories: Travel

State society Relations in Singapore

State society Relations in Singapore

She started her career as a deputy public prosecutor with the Commercial Affairs
Department in Singapore . Prior to joining Orrick , Ms Wong worked with a
international law firm Coudert Brothers in New York and Singapore . She writes
plays ...

Author: Gillian Koh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015052361048

Category: Political Science

Page: 257

View: 323

This book is a collection of essays first presented by leaders from the state, market, and civic sectors at a national dialogue on civil society in Singapore, organized by the Institute of Policy Studies, in May 1998. It is set in the context of current thinking on development and governance, where there has been a paradigm shift from viewing state and civil society as a zero-sum, adversarial relationship to viewing it as having the potential for synergies. It records an initial response to this new notion across the sectors represented. In effect, it also reflects the current condition of state-society relations some years since the People's Action Party government indicated it welcomed a greater role for civil society.
Categories: Political Science

Architecture Art Identity in Singapore

Architecture  Art  Identity in Singapore

67 The Theatre Practice , Singapore's first bilingual theatre company was
founded by Kuo Pao Kun in 1986. The company ... continue staging productions
but later disbanded under the pressure and stigma of state detention . See
Terence ...

Author: William Siew Wai Lim

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059283666

Category: Architecture

Page: 136

View: 631

Categories: Architecture

SPAFA Journal

SPAFA Journal

Few from East or South Asia were present , but PSi # 10 was a major meeting for
those interested in the theatres of Singapore , Malaysia , and Indonesia , indexed
in paper sessions on state censorship in Singapore and Malaysia ; Malaysian ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062081859

Category: Archaeology

Page:

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Categories: Archaeology

The Gramophone

The Gramophone

Musical journeys Experimental excellence In the tiny state built on the battle - cry '
determination and vision ' , Charlotte Smith finds an arts festival dedicated to
reaching out Exploring the world's music A Musical journeys SINGAPORE
Dreams ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114075562

Category: Audio equipment industry

Page:

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Categories: Audio equipment industry

Singapore

Singapore

Never before have so many top Singapore authors delved into the social and cultural fabric of this vibrant city-state. Contributers include Zuraidah Ibrahim, Gretchen Liu, Violet Oon, Adrian Tan, Ravi Veloo, and Paul Zach.

Author: Joseph R. Yogerst

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9810022255

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 649

Set against a backdrop of superb color photographs, an elite team of Singapore's best fiction and non-fiction writers describes the inner workings of island life. Never before have so many top Singapore authors delved into the social and cultural fabric of this vibrant city-state. Contributers include Zuraidah Ibrahim, Gretchen Liu, Violet Oon, Adrian Tan, Ravi Veloo, and Paul Zach.
Categories: Travel

Musical America

Musical America

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002100767

Category: Music

Page:

View: 493

Includes "Directory: Foreign."
Categories: Music

The Politics of Landscapes in Singapore

The Politics of Landscapes in Singapore

This book shows how power relations that define and challenge the concept of nation are played out in and through landscapes. Has the era of globalization neutralized the institution of nation?

Author: Lily Kong

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 081562980X

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 151

This book shows how power relations that define and challenge the concept of nation are played out in and through landscapes. Has the era of globalization neutralized the institution of nation? This thought-provoking book focuses on attempts to build nation through landscape. Specifically, it explores strategies employed by Singapore, a multiracial society, to create a Singapore nation with an emphasis on the role of landscapes. As such, the authors cast a keen eye on religious buildings, public housing, heritage landscapes, and street name changes as tangible methods of nation-building in a postcolonial society. The authors point out that notions of identity and nation are social constructs rooted in history. They then illustrate how nation and national identity are concepts that are negotiated and disputed by varied social, economic, and political groups - some of which may actively resist powerful state-centrist attitudes. Throughout this work, the role of the landscape prevails both as a way to naturalize state ideologies and as a means of providing possibilities for reinterpretation in everyday life. Insightful and informative, this is a crucial reference for g
Categories: Political Science

TDR

TDR

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112932707

Category: Drama

Page:

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Categories: Drama

Singapore

Singapore

Singapore Press Holdings 258 Singapore Prison Service 85 - 86 Singapore
Repertory Theatre 278 - 279 Singapore ... 292 - 293 Sports Hub 109 , 293
SPRING Singapore 100 - 102 Standard of living 36 State land 63 - 64 , 65
Strategic Goods ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123836053

Category: Singapore

Page:

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Categories: Singapore