Interlogue: Studies in Singapore Literature, Vol. 6: Haresh Sharma, The Cultural Politics of Playwriting in Contemporary Singapore
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edited by David Birch
This volume in the Interlogue Series examines in detail Haresh Sharma’s extensive body of work, beginning with his very early writing and ending with his 2006 work. Prof. David Birch tries to paint a large social, political, economic and cultural landscape of Sharma’s writing and theatre since 1988, within and outside of his work with The Necessary Stage. He poses some key questions about Sharma’s development as a writer; the themes and issues he engages with and his vision and practice of theatre.
About the Editor
David Birch is currently the Professor of Communication in the School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University, Melbourne. He developed a strong interest in Singapore theatre following his setting up of a small theatre group (Theatrecraft) at National University of Singapore in 1981 and writing on theatre and related topics for various Singapore papers. He has also written widely on South-East Asian communication, cultural and media topics.
He was the editor of the international journal Social Semiotics and sits on the editorial boards of several international journals. His recent work involves working with large multinational companies on organisational communication and social responsibility, and he is currently writing a new book on organisational communication and citizenship.