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The Spirits Play written by Kuo Pao Kun is a sombre look at the tragic cost of war.

Retreading the horrors of war

Nov 13, 2015 5:50 AM

SINGAPORE's pioneer dramatist Kuo Pao Kun wrote The Spirits Play in the late 1990s after a visit to the Japanese cemetery in Yio Chu Kang.

In the play, five wandering Japanese spirits come together to recall the horrors of World War II. They are the general (Johnny Ng), the mother (Doreen