The House of Sleeping Beauties

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The House of Sleeping Beauties is a 1983 play by American playwright David Henry Hwang. Hwang's fourth play, it is an adaptation of Yasunari Kawabata's novella House of the Sleeping Beauties. The play depicts Kawabata and how he might have come to have written the novella. The play was first produced as part of the production Sound and Beauty on November 6, 1983 Off-Broadway at the Joseph Papp Public Theater.[1] It was directed by John Lone, with Victor Wong in the cast.

It is published as part of Trying to Find Chinatown: The Selected Plays by Theatre Communications Group.[2] and also in an acting edition published by Dramatists Play Service.[3]


  1. ^ "Sound and Beauty". Lortel Archives. 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-01.
  2. ^ "Trying to Find Chinatown: The Selected Plays". TCG. Archived from the original on March 8, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2010.
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