eBook Banana Boys download
by Terry Woo
Author: Terry Woo
Publisher: Cormorant Books (August 31, 1998)
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Terry Woo is a Banana Boy. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, he has drifted from Toronto, Seattle, New York and San Francisco. He graduated from the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario with a degree in Systems Design Engineering, and one in Psychology. He enjoys hockey, jazz, baking lasagna, spinning breakbeats and trance breaks, nice beaches, California and imbibing mass quantities of Molson’s products. His first novel, Banana Boys, was shortlisted for the 1999 Asian Canadian Writers Workshop (ACWW) Emerging Writers Award. In the fall of 2004, a theatre adaption of the novel was produced by the fu-GEN Asian Canadian theatre company.
This is an excerpt from Banana Boys, a play by Leon Aureus, based on the novel by Terry Woo. We join Mike as he undergoes the worst intervention in dramatic history. Rick's success depends on his lifestyle choices, and like a true entrepreneur, he turns the tables on Mike. Each of them are privy to the other's insecurities, but are bonded closely through their friendship. Each one is looking out for the other, but they have conflicting ideas on how to do so. Категория.
Terry Woo wrote the novel Banana Boys in 1999, and Leon Aureus adapted it for the stage in 2005. The story and characters broke new ground by delving deeply into stereotypes of Asian-Canadian male identity. With this remount, it remains challenging, funny and fresh. Filled with local references, the play follows five university buddies who maintain their bond through the years while they struggle to balance societal, parental and personal expectations. The talented cast bring energy and substance to their portrayals.
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ca, Canada's largest bookstore. The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:1896332218.
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Manufacturer: Cormorant Books Release date: 20 August 2013 ISBN-10 : 1896332153 ISBN-13: 9781896332154.
Banana Boys is a novel about five Chinese Canadians, "Bananas" (read: yellow on the outside, white on the inside), caught in between two cultures which do not seem to accept them fully. Not quite Chinese and not really Canadian, they stumble through stories, situations, incidents, interactions that are seemingly mundane, but upon closer examination, ultimately explore the nature of identity, and reveal the possibilities within themselves.
In 1998, Terry Woo wrote a novel about five men struggling over whether to identify themselves as Chinese, per their heritage, or Canadian, by birthright. Leon Aureus turned the book, called Banana Boys, into a play in 2004; Nina Lee Aquino directed it and it was subsequently revived extensively over the next four years. Aquino, now artistic director of Factory Theatre, has revived it once more. Performances of its new production begin at the Factory Studio Theatre on Wednesday with a new cast, who spoke about the characters they play and being Asian in Toronto today.
Banana Boys is his first play and was also fu-GEN's first full production. The play's development paralleled the exciting growth of the company, neither of which would have been possible without the vision, dedication, hard work, and brilliance of his fellow 'fu-GEN'ers Nina Lee Aquino, Richard Lee, and David Yee.