The Lontar Anthology of Indonesian Drama Volume 3: New Directions, 1965-1998
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517pp. July 2017
The Lontar Anthology of Indonesian Drama Volume 3: New Directions, 1965-1998
Editor: Gillitt, Cobina; McGlynn, John H.;
As the 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 fairytales 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 caught between the legacy of tradition, the challenge of repression, and a strong desire for democratization.

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Editor: Gillitt, Cobina; McGlynn, John H.;
Cobina Gillitt (Editor) Cobina Gillitt is a translator, freelance dramaturg, and assistant professor of Theatre and Performance at SUNY Purchase. She co-edited and wrote the introduction for Islands of Imagination I: Modern Indonesian Plays (University of Hawai'i Press, 2015) which includes two of her translations, Ought by Putu Wijaya and Make Note! by Rita Matu Mona.John H. McGlynn (Editor) John H. McGlynn has translated several dozen publications under his own name, and through the Lontar Foundation, which he co-founded in 1987, has ushered into print close to two hundred books on Indonesian language, literature, and culture. He is the Indonesian country editor for MĀNOA, a literary journal published by the University of Hawai'i Press; the senior editor for I-Lit, an on-line journal focusing on Indonesian literature in translation; a contributing editor to Words Without Borders and Warscapes, U.S. based literary journals; and an editor advisor for Jurnal Sastra, an Indonesian-language on-line journal. He is also a frequent speaker at seminars both in Indonesia and abroad.



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