"The Frankincense" is one of the titles in a collection of four plays by National Laureate Datuk Noordin Hassan. The three other plays are "Touched by the Moon," "Umi's Shawl" and 'Tonight, the Turties Cry." These four plays carry a variety of themes that touch on man's relationship with God, with other human beings and his patience in facing the tests of God. Noordin Hassan spreads the word of God subtly, he comments and throws forth social criticisms for us to reflect together and ponder about our existence and responsibility for our society, community and country. Noordin writes modern drama, but the fruit of his writing are not unconnected to the roots of Malay culture. This is clear not only in the background, songs, from of utterances and plot, but more importantly from the aspect of intellectualism which summarises the world of thought, philosophy, belief and faith of the Muslim and Malay community.
Publisher: Institut Terjemahan Negara Malaysia
Author: Noordin Hassan
Year of Publication: 2009
No of Pages: 195
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Buku Sasterawan Negara Dato' Noordin Hassan versi terjemahan bahasa Inggeris ini akan dilancarkan oleh Tan Sri Dr. Zulkurnain Awang, Ketua Setiausaha Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia pada 14 Jun 2009 di Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur sempena pementasan teater Mana Setangginya yang bermula dari 13-21 Jun 2009.