Emilies of Emerald Hill

By Ben Wismen, Rosalind Chua

October 2010 FEATURE
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EMILY OF EMERALD HILL is a classic drama that traces the life, loves, travails (and recipes) of an overbearing Singaporean Nyonya trapped in her gilded cage. The one-woman monologue written by Stella Kon has been so regularly performed in Penang that it is practically a rite of passage. Show us a Penangite who has not caught a glimpse of Emily and her beaded slippers and we’ll show you an honest politician.The latest installation of Emily was staged in conjunction with...

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Ben Wismen

is a research officer at SERI specialising in environmental and sustainability studies, local governance and heritage.

Rosalind Chua