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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 China
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'Through video and photos, Yang takes audiences from the streets of Beijing, where electronics superstores jostle with echoes of the Cultural Revolution and the Ming Dynasty, to the sacred mountain Huang Shan, a must-climb for every Chinese pilgrim-tourist; from a wild night in a Mongolian herdsman's hut, to the apartments of ordinary Chinese, a few months after the Tiananmen incident. His wryly sensitive perspective, eye for detail and arresting images come together with Nicholas Ng's haunting live score for the erhu (Chinese violin) and pipa (Chinese lute), in an unforgettable theatrical experience.

'China' is Yang's ninth monologue performance, in a career that has seen him become Australia's most toured performing artist. As always, Yang's work is part social documentary and part personal observation, creating a meditative space and a journey of reflection for performer and audience alike. With 'China', Yang explores the personal story of an Australian-born Chinese who is a stranger in his homeland, while at the same time asking big questions about the meaning of culture, of heritage and of belonging.' Source: www.melbournefestival.com.au/2007_program/ (Sighted 02/10/2007).

Production Details

  • First produced by the Performance Space at carriageworks, Eveleigh, on 21 March 2007

    Production Manager: Gordon Rymer.


    Produced by Griffin Theatre Company at the SBW Stables Theatre, Kings Cross, 19 January - 8 February 2008, as an umbrella event of City of Sydney’s 2008 Chinese New Year Festival.

    Performer: William Yang.

    Musician: Nicholas Ng.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2007
    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2008 .
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      • 'China was first produced by the Performance Space at carriageworks, Eveleigh, on 21 March 2007 with Gordon Rymer as the production manager.' - from frontmatter

      ISBN: 9780868198279
      Series: Current Theatre Series Currency Press (publisher), 1983- series - publisher 'Current Theatre Series consists of Australian plays published with the program inserted and sold during theatre seasons. The aim of the series is to promote and encourage new dramatic writing and make it accessible to theatregoers and the public. The text is presented at the first day of rehearsal and does not contain changes which the author may choose to make after the play has commenced its present season - these will be incorporated into any new edition published by Currency.' Currency Press.

Works about this Work

Sideshow That Won't Bore You to Tears Jason Blake , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 27 January 2008; (p. 22)

— Review of China William Yang , 2007 single work drama
Meditations on Identity That Bridge the Cultural Gap Murray Bramwell , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 1 October 2007; (p. 8)

— Review of The Eyes of Marege Julie Janson , 2007 single work drama ; China William Yang , 2007 single work drama
Meditations on Identity That Bridge the Cultural Gap Murray Bramwell , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 1 October 2007; (p. 8)

— Review of The Eyes of Marege Julie Janson , 2007 single work drama ; China William Yang , 2007 single work drama
Sideshow That Won't Bore You to Tears Jason Blake , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 27 January 2008; (p. 22)

— Review of China William Yang , 2007 single work drama
Last amended 11 Dec 2018 13:08:46
Subjects:
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    China,
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    East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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