When you come to watch Lao Jiu: The Musical, don’t forget to take a little tour around our Front of House and check out our items for sale!
Keen to find out more about Kuo Pao Kun’s plays, commentaries, papers and speeches? If your answer is YES, then you must own a copy of The Complete Works of Kuo Pao Kun! Introducing some of the books in this series:
郭宝崑全集(第一卷): 华文戏剧 (1) 1960/1970年代
The Complete Works of Kuo Pao Kun, Volume ONE: Plays in Chinese 1, the 1960 and the 1970s
Edited by Quah Sy Ren & Pan Cheng Lui
This is the inaugural volume towards building a comprehensive and chronological collection of the original plays by Kuo Pao Kun. The plays featured in this volume are Hey, Wake Up! (1968), The Struggle (1969), Sister Luo’s New Year Eve (1969) and Growth (1972). The accomplished works and interesting photographs of Kuo allow readers to re-live the talents of this great art intellectual of our times on a more personal level.
郭宝崑全集(第二卷): 华文戏剧(2) 1980年代
The Complete Works of Kuo Pao Kun, Volume TWO: Plays in Chinese 2, The 1980s
Edited by Quah Sy Ren & Pan Cheng Lui
With the writing of these plays and other cultural and social engagements, Kuo Pao Kun became one of the most important cultural icons of Singapore.
Volume 2 is a collection of Kuo Pao Kun’s plays in the 1980s era. Plays include Ping (1982), The Little White Sailing Boat (1982), The Coffin is too Big for the Hole (1985), No Parking on Odd Days (1986), Kopitiam — The Coffee Shop (1986), etc.
The Complete Works of Kuo Pao Kun, Volume THREE: Plays in Chinese 3, The 1990s
Volume 3 is a collection of Kuo Pao Kun’s creative works in the 1990s: Lao Jiu (1990), The Eagle and The Cat (1990), OZero01 (1991), The Evening Climb (1992), Calling the East Wind (1996), The Spirits Play (1998), etc.
Since the 1980s, especially in the works of the 1990s, the audiences & readers could clearly observe that the voices projected in the theatre, was from the perspectives of the people.
The Complete Work of Kuo Pao Kun, Volume SIX: Commentaries
Edited by Tan Beng Luan
Volume 6 is a collection of Kuo Pao Kun’s commentaries, crystallizing his ideas, thoughts and perspectives on performing arts throughout his thirty-seven years as a theatre critique, a playwright and a theatre director. Through the articles, readers can reminisce and re-live the essence of Kuo’s inspiration, thereby gaining a deep understanding and appreciation of how his perspectives towards culture and the humanities had been shaped and evolved in the passage of time.
The Complete Work of Kuo Pao Kun, Volume SEVEN: Papers and Speeches
Edited by Tan Beng Luan
Volume 7 is a collection of Kuo Pao Kun’s creative writings and articles, which were previously published in the Chinese and English newspaper, literary magazines and academic journals. The volume also contains the rare manuscripts of his speeches which have never been published before. His writings chiefly revolved around his views on the development of theatre and critical perspectives on the arts and cultures.
The Complete Work of Kuo Pao Kun (Volume 8): Interview
Edited by Tan Beng Luan; Chief editor: Quah Sy Ren
Volume 8 is a collection of interviews with Kuo Pao Kun over the last forty years in both Chinese and English languages. The interviews were conducted by Singapore and foreign media, as well as research scholars. In accompaniment, the dialogues in which Kuo participated at various forums are provided. Through this article, readers can reminisce and re-live the essence of Kuo’s inspiration, thereby gaining a deep understanding and appreciation of how his perspectives towards culture and the humanities been shaped and evolved in the passage of time.
Stitch A Quilt Of Memories- Stories About Kuo Pao Kun
Edited by Tan Beng Luan, Han Lao Da, Lim Soon Lan
To co-exist in the same era with Kuo Pao Kun, is the blessing and pride of our generation.
This book is a collective memory of Kuo Pao Kun, who passed away on 10th September 2002. He was a playwright, director, thinker and mentor in the eyes of his relatives, friends, partners, colleagues, friends and students. Through the interaction of individual with Kuo Pao Kun, these little-known stories of Kuo Pao Kun were penned down; so that we as a reader could have a deeper understanding of how diverse cultures has been shaped and inspired.
Kuo Pao Kun: And Love the Wind and Rain
Edited by Kwok Kian Woon & Teo Han Wue
What does it mean to go on in Kuo Pao Kun’s footstep, learning from his wisdom, his passion, his courage, his fortitude, his love of life? Kuo Pao Kun’s kindness and generosity to all of us will keep our ever wider and deeper conversation going on and on…
Day I Met the Prince
Edited by Ann Jong Juan
Every book has its designated star, and by the time you finish reading, you would have realized that your star is different from everyone.
This collection consist of 5 scripts written by Kuo Pao Kun, and Quah Sy Ren, Ng How Wee, Han Yong Hong, Choo Woon Hock, Ann Jong Juan, Chew Boon Leong had been invited to write some insights on these scripts. This book is suitable for secondary school students and above.
Other items for sale include:
2012 marks the tenth anniversary of Kuo Pao Kun’s passing, and also the year that The Theatre Practice is presenting Kuo Pao Kun Festival. Hence, to mark this significant year, we have specially designed a T-shirt and are selling it at the front of house.
Up next, we have something special from Pek Sin Choon – Pek Sin Choon Cold Brewed Tea Series! We have 3 different light and refreshing flavours – Dragon Pearl, Lavender Aged Puer and Charms of Buddha’s Palm, all can be prepared by brewing the tea with cold/room temperature water.
Last but not least, the mini bottles of Sevenoaks Red and White Wine! These exclusive bottles with printed labels of the Kuo Pao Kun Festival 2012 are only available at Makarios during the run of Lao Jiu: The Musical. Wine collectors out there, don’t miss the opportunity to purchase them when you drop by Drama Centre Theatre to catch Lao Jiu: The Musical!