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Unlike the usual form of main melody biographical plays, Tian Qinxin's Hurricane is a postmodern psychobiography, which focuses on Tian Han's inner life and romantic relationships through a pastiche of monologues, dialogues, choruses, and fragmented plays-within-a-play. Employing Tian Han's...
This article critically engages with Maya K Rao's Khol Do (Take It Off), as a dance-theatre performance of pain and empathy through which the notion of being and becoming is contested. This nonverbal performance, revolving around one of the stories written by Saadat Hasan Manto that is based on...
This article examines the "ashiq-minstrelsy tradition," one of the ancient oral traditions of Anatolia. It evaluates its historical background, form, and performance conventions as a continuation of local cultural heritage. The article also discusses the theatrical forms of the tradition by...
A preliminary summary of Fulbright research exploring Japan's diverse puppetry and performing object traditions taking place during the Covid pandemic. While focusing primarily on ritual puppetry, including various versions of Sanbasō (a performance generally using three puppet characters taken...
Taiwan's GuoGuang Jutuan (GuoGuang Opera Company, GGOC)'s artistic director, Wang An-Chi (b. 1955), resigned in November 2021 after serving in the position for almost twenty years. Two versions of GGOC's production of Phaedra in 2019 and 2021 led directly to her resignation, which opens up a...
This article investigates the reformation of a guyoenkeuk (舊演劇 old theatre) into a shinyoenkeuk (新演劇 new theatre) by the nationalist theatre reformers and the Wongaksa Theatre. This reformation was associated with the first half of Korean theatre reform and the Patriotic enlightenment movement...
This article focuses on the play Qiao Ying (The Fake Image), a one-act play written by the female playwright Wu Zao (1799–1862). Previous scholarship mainly viewed this play as Wu's denunciation of the inequality of gender in the Qing dynasty (1644–1912), assuming that the Qing women were the...
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