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American Literary Studies

David Hwang Papers

The Papers

Location: Department of Special Collections, Green Library

Call Number: M0636

Size: 17.5 linear ft

Finding Guide: A printed version is available in the reading room of the Department of Special Collections. Electronic versions of this finding guide are also available. If you have Microsoft's Internet Explorer version 6.0 or higher, click here to connect to the XML version on the Stanford server; if not, click here for the html version on the Online Archives of California server.

Research Access and Use: Materials in the Department of Special Collections are non-circulating and must be used in the Special Collections' Reading Room in the Cecil H. Green Library. The Reading Room is open 10:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Photocopies, photographs, and microfilm can be made of some materials in the collections. For more information about the collections and access policies, please contact Special Collections by telephone at (650) 725-1022, by electronic mail at or by regular mail at the Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94305-6004.

Career of David Hwang (1957- )

Playwright and screenwriter, born in Los Angeles in 1957, Hwang consolidated his position as one America's premier dramatists with M. Butterfly , which received a Tony Award for the best play in 1988 and was produced as a film in 1993. A Stanford graduate in English in 1979, Hwang also attended the Yale University School of Drama in 1980-81. He began his theatrical career with the Obie Award winning play FOB in 1980. Among his more recent projects is 1000 Airplanes on the Roof , a joint project with Philip Glass.

Highlights and Research Potential of the Papers

The David Henry Hwang Papers feature working and final drafts of his plays and screen scripts as well as records of their production and reception. Particularly interesting are the multiple drafts of both the stage and film versons of M. Butterfly as well as correspondence regarding the works.

Bibliography of David Hwang

Contemporary Authors (Detroit, MI: Gale Research) vol 132, p. 186.

Selected Biography and Criticism on David Hwang

  • Street, Douglas. David Henry Hwang. Boise, Idaho: Boise State University, c1989.
    Green Library Stacks PS128.B6 v.90



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