Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900-2000

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A&C Black, May 8, 2014 - Performing Arts - 320 pages
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Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900 – 2000 is a ground-breaking survey, tracking the advent of modern drama in Japan, India, China, Korea and Southeast Asia. It considers the shaping power of realism and naturalism, the influence of Western culture, the relationship between theatrical modernisation and social modernisation, and how theatre operates in contemporary Asian society.

Organised by period, nation and region, each chapter provides:
a historical overview of the culture;
an outline of theatre history;
a survey of significant playwrights, actors, directors, companies, plays and productions.

With contributions from an international team of scholars, this authoritative introduction will uniquely equip students and scholars with a broad understanding of the modern theatre histories of Asia.
 

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Contents

Hybridity Modernity and Theatre
1
Chapter 1 Modern Japanese Theatre Through the Occupation
17
1960 Through The Millennium
45
Chapter 3 Modern Chinese Theatre To 1949
75
Chapter 4 Modern Chinese Theatre After 1949
99
Taiwan and Hong Kong
125
Chapter 6 Modern Korean Theatre
143
Chapter 7 Modern Indian Theatre
169
PostIndependence Theatre in India
195
Chapter 9 Modern Southeast Asian Drama
239
Conclusion
265
Notes
269
Glossary
279
Bibliography
284
Index
295
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Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Chair of the Theatre Arts program at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA.

Siyuan Liu is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and is currently the President of the Association for Asian Performance.

Erin B. Mee is Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow of English, Drama, at New York University, USA. She is author of The Theatre of Roots: Redirecting the Modern Indian Stage (2008).

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