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Singapore Malay Theatre. Edition No. 1
VDM Publishing House, September 2009, Pages: 348
Singaporean Malays have adopted hybrid cultural practices over a period of forty years. This is due to the Singapore government's nation building strategies, which aimed to promote harmonious living among the four major ethic groups: Chinese, Malays, Indian and Eurasians. Using contemporary cultural and post colonial theories, the author examines the impact of hybrid cultural practices on the socio-economic development of the Singapore Malay community. This book is also the first fully comprehensive analyses of two prominent Singapore Malay theatre groups: Teater KAMi and Teater Ekamatra.
Dr. Puvaneswari Arumugam is an experienced playwright and theatre practioner. She has written eleven plays since 1998, and has sucessfully staged ten of them in Singapore and Australia. She has lectured in Deakin University (Australia). Her research interests include cultural and theatre studies, minority issues and ethnic identities.