Playwrights of Singapore

The playwrights of Singapore have made significant contribution in strengthening the literary world of the nation. The writings are based on the four main languages of the nation English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. Some of the playwrights of Singapore has also gained international fames and made the nation feel proud of their own talents. Our site focussingapore offers detailed information about playwrights of Singapore. Playwrights of Singapore offer a glimpse of the special aspects of the social life of Singapore.

Goh Poh Seng a notable poet and novelist of Singapore have also made significant contributions in the field of drama. Robert Yeo has six plays in his list and is one of the most read playwrights of Singapore.

The Chinese works of Kuo Pao Kun are very popular among the people. His English translation works has also left great impression on the minds of the readers. In this context the contributions made by him in the local theatre renaissance during 1980s and 1990s should not be left behind. Some of his finest plays are regarded as the classics of the genre. The famous play of Stella Kon Emily of Emerald Hill has earned her international fame. The play was produced in Australia, Malaysia and Scotland. Both men and women have played the sole character of the play.

The other major playwrights of the region are Alfian Sa'at, Michael Chiang, Robert Yeo, Huzir Sulaiman, Tan Tarn How, James Villanueva, Eleanor Wong and Ovidia Yu.

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