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Patriotism. Do you have it? How does one express it? Is it worth it? With the first play written just four years after Independence, The Singapore Trilogy raises questions about nationhood that we are still asking today. Robert Yeo was one of the first playwrights to create a dramatic platform for the dialogue of politically-sensitive issues. Influential in steering early Singapore English theatre away from its colonial roots, he conceived characters that were believably Singaporean in speech, thought and behaviour. Yeo’s trilogy continues to link us to an exciting time of socio-political flux in Singapore history, and engages Singaporeans today by provoking us to explore the meaning of being Singaporean.

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