REVIEW OF EXCAVATIONS, INTERROGATIONS, KRISHEN JIT AND CONTEMPORARY MALAYSIAN THEATRE. CHARLENE RAJENDRAN, KEN TAKIGUCHI AND CARMEN NGE, EDS. SINGAPORE: EPIGRAM BOOKS, 2018. ISBN978-967-13594-1-9. (189 PAGES)

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Susan Philip

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When I first received this book, I assumed that the title was Excavations, Interrogations: Krishen Jit and Contemporary Malaysian Theatre. The actual punctuation – a comma instead of a colon – is significant, and speaks to the intention behind this book. A colon would imply that the excavations and interrogations in the book are about Krishen Jit and Malaysian theatre. The comma, however, implies that Krishen is in fact a part of the process of excavating and interrogating that goes into making contemporary Malaysian theatre. I use the present tense deliberately when speaking of his participation in this process – despite the fact that he passed away in 2005, his influence continues in many ways.

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PHILIP, Susan. REVIEW OF EXCAVATIONS, INTERROGATIONS, KRISHEN JIT AND CONTEMPORARY MALAYSIAN THEATRE. CHARLENE RAJENDRAN, KEN TAKIGUCHI AND CARMEN NGE, EDS. SINGAPORE: EPIGRAM BOOKS, 2018. ISBN978-967-13594-1-9. (189 PAGES). JATI - JOURNAL OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES, [S.l.], v. 24, n. 2, p. 195-197, june 2019. ISSN 2600-8653. Available at: <https://jati.um.edu.my/article/view/21474>. Date accessed: 03 apr. 2020.
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