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Performing Korea

Authors: Pavis, Patrice

  • Includes detailed first hand accounts an analysis of key performances by one of the leading scholars in the field
  • Offers an accessible and highly readable introduction to Korean theatre
  • Takes a multidisciplinary approach to Korean performance, drawing on traditional and contemporary cultural touchstone alike
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About this book

This book offers an exploration of the intersection of Korean theatre practice with Western literary theatre. Gangnam Style, K-Pop, the Korean Wave : who hasn't heard of these recent Korean phenomena? Having spent two years in Korea as a theatrical and cultural ‘tourist’, Patrice Pavis was granted an unparalleled look at contemporary Korean culture. As well as analyzing these pop culture mainstays, however, he also discovered many uniquely Korean jewels of contemporary art and performance.

Examining topics including contemporary dance, puppets, installations, modernized pansori, 'Koreanized' productions of European Classics and K-pop and its parody, this book provides a framework for an intercultural and globalized approach to Korean theatre. With the first three chapters of the book outlining methodology, the remaining chapters test – often deconstructing and transforming in the process - this framework, using focused case studies to introduce the reader to the cultural and artistic world of a nation with an increasing international presence in theatre and the arts alike.

About the authors

Patrice Pavis is Professor in the School of Art of the University of Kent, UK. Formerly a professor in Paris and Seoul, he has taught at universities across the globe. Publications include Theatre at the crossroads of Culture (1992), Dictionary of the Theatre (1999), the Intercultural Performance Reader, (1996), Contemporary Mise en Scène (2012) and the Dictionary of Performance and Contemporary Theatre (2016).

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Theater and Theater Research in Korea and Elsewhere: Where Are We, Where Are We Going?

    Pavis, Patrice

    Pages 3-34

  • Globalization in a Few Korean Performances

    Pavis, Patrice

    Pages 35-57

  • Mise en Scène Made in Korea

    Pavis, Patrice

    Pages 59-82

  • A Few Contemporary French and Korean Playwrights: A Comparison

    Pavis, Patrice

    Pages 85-101

  • Questions to the Past: The Puppet Play Batyr Mamai by Kim Kwang Lim

    Pavis, Patrice

    Pages 103-114

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-44491-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-44490-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Performing Korea
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44491-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-44491-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44490-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 276
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