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A masterstroke comes from director Alin's decision to stage the monologue on a thrust stage, instead of a proscenium, with Tan's Emily surrounded by the audience on three sides.

Fresh take on an iconic matriarch

Apr 10, 2015 5:50 AM

IF the burden of expectation weighed on Karen Tan's slender shoulders, it didn't show. The actress took on the role of the most iconic character in Singapore theatre - and carried it efficiently.

As Emily of Emerald Hill, Tan's performance directed by Alin Mosbit is shrewd, measured and

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