Understanding Haresh Sharma: 5 things to know about Singapore’s premier playwright

5. IF YOU WANT TO UNDERSTAND SINGAPORE, JUST WATCH HIS PLAYS

That statement may sound a bit presumptuous, but there’s a grain of truth to it. After all, Sharma has written more than a hundred plays since the late 1980s, many of which have become classics, published in books, taught in schools, and staged and restaged countless times (here and overseas).

Name the topic or style and Sharma has done it: He’s done funny, experimental, realist, gut-wrenching drama; he’s touched on the educational system, mental health, political detainees, paedophilia, race relations, LGBT issues, and many more – all filtered through the Singaporean sensibility.

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