Cobina Gillitt, Ph.D

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"As Soeharto's New Order government became increasingly authoritarian, censoring and crushing public opposition openly and often brutally, there was a clear shift in playwriting style from allegorical fairy tales of wordplay, humor and oblique reference to a more direct engagement, interrogation, and call to arms. All in all, Indonesian drama during the New Order provides a fascinating window into a society in transition caught between the legacy of tradition, the challenge of repression, and a strong desire for democratization."


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Plays by: Arifin C. Noer, Rendra, Putu Wijaya, Noorca Marendra Massardi, Akhudiat, Wisran Hadi, Saini K.M., Yudhistira ANM Massardi, N. Riantiarno, Aspar Paturusi, Afrizal Malna, Emha Ainun Nadjib, Ratna Sarumpaet.

Translators: Cobina Gillitt, Barbara Hatley, Eddy Pursubaryanto, Evan Darwin Winet, Gai Littler, Harry Aveling, John H. McGlynn, Kathy Foley, Kirstin Pauka, Michael Bodden, Patricia Henry, Paul Tickell