Straits Times Press Books :: Reference :: SINGAPORE CHRONICLES : THEATRE



To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s Independence, the Institute of Policy Studies and Straits Times Press are jointly launching the Singapore Chronicles series in 2015. This 50-volume series seeks to record, explain and offer insights into what makes Singapore, Singapore. Covering a wide range of subjects, from the philosophical to the mundane, the fundamental to the practical, these Singapore Chronicles titles include Constitution, Presidency, Housing, Transport, Demography, CPF, Sports and Food. Each volume in this series will serve as a primer on the subject. Written by leading experts, they will focus on key aspects of the subject, providing analysis as well as an historical account. Readers will gain an insight into what makes Singapore tick and also why it has chosen certain “paths un-trodden”.


Theatre is the most active and vibrant of the performing arts in Singapore. This book surveys the beginnings, evolution and current state of the theatre in English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil against the backdrop of Singapore’s rise as a nation and as a cultural polity. The book examines issues of regulation, cultural-linguistic imperatives, and the use of theatre as a mirror to Singapore which asks the nation and its people to reflect on themselves and their contexts.


1. Singapore Theatre: Contexts and Conditions
2. Singapore English Theatre: Dynamic and Diverse
3. Chinese Theatre: Moving Beyond a Century
4. Malay Theatre: A Fluid Evolution
5. Tamil Theatre: Driven by Social Consciousness
6. Singapore Theatre: Projecting...
Weight 0.16 grams
Author Dr Robin Loon, Mr Kok Heng Leun, Ms Zizi Azah Binte Abdul Majid & Mr Vadivalagan Shanamuga
ISBN 978-981-4747-36-3
Size 129 mm x 196 mm (portrait)
Extent 120pp
Hardcover / Softcover Softcover
Illustrated or Black & White Illustrated or Black & White
Language English
Market price: US$16.00
Our price: US$15.00
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