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Modernization of Asian Theatres

Process and Tradition

Editors: Nagata, Yasushi, Chaturvedi, Ravi (Eds.)

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  • Provides little known information on modernization of theatre across Asia in the early 20th century
  • Includes contributions from well-known Asian theatre specialists
  • Discusses the modernization process through case studies from several Asian regions  
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This volume focuses on the theatre history of Asian countries, and discusses the specific context of theatre modernization in Asia. While Asian theatre is one of the primary interests within theatre scholarship in the world today, knowledge of Asian theatre history is very limited and often surprisingly incorrect. Therefore, this volume addresses a major gap in contemporary theatre studies.

The volume discusses the conflict between tradition and modernity in theatre, suggesting that the problems of modernity are closely related to the idea of tradition. Although Asian countries preserved the traditional form and values of their respective theatres, they had to also confront the newly introduced values or mechanisms of European modernity. Several papers in this volume therefore provide critical surveys of the history of theatre modernization in Asian countries or regions—Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India Malaysia, Singapore, and Uyghur. Other papers focus on specific case studies of the history of modernization, discussing contemporary Taiwanese performances, translations of modern French comedy into Chinese, the modernization of Chinese Xiqu, modern Okinawan plays, Malaysian traditional performances, Korean national theatre, and Japanese plays during World War II.

Renowned academics and theatre critics have contributed to this volume, making it a valuable resource for researchers and students of theatre studies, literature, and cultural studies.


About the authors

Yasushi Nagata is professor of Theatre Studies, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University. He served as president of Japanese Society for Theatre Research. He specialized Russian Avant-garde theatre and finished doctoral course in Theatre Studies of Meiji University in 1988. He was Executive Committee member of IFTR from 2004 to 2012, organizer of IFTR annual conference in Osaka 2011, and a convener of Asian Theatre Working Group. He published many articles on theatre historiography, intercultural theatre, acting method and production analysis on modern and contemporary Russian and Japanese theatres in many anthologies such as Adapting Chekhov, The Local meets the Global, Theatre and Democracy in English, and also The Age of Avant-Garde, The Theory of Japanese Arts, Performance in Post-modern Culture in Japanese. He is also director of the Museum of Osaka University and Executive producer of International Arts Festival and its Cultural Program Series there from 2013. 

Ravi Chaturvedi is professor and former director of the School of Media and Communication at Manipal University Jaipur and founder head of the Dept. of Culture and Media Studies in Central University of Rajasthan, Dept. of Theatre and Film Studies, Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, and Dept. of Dramatics in the University of Rajasthan. He is the founder president of Indian Society for Theatre Research since 2004 to 2015. His publication include World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre, Ethnicity and Identity: Global Performance, Theatre and Democracy, Dramatic Elements and Modern Art, Contemporary Indian Theatre. He has authored six full length plays. He was contributory editor of Theatre Research International and South African Theatre Journal. He organized first ever conference of International Federation for Theatre Research in Asia in 2003 at Jaipur. He is professional theatre director and actor.

 


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction: Modernization of Asian Theatres

    Pages 1-6

    NAGATA, Yasushi (et al.)

  • Relevant Figures at the Early Stage of the Modernization of Japanese Theatre

    Pages 9-22

    MORI, Mitsuya

  • The Modernization of Korean Theatre Through the Reception of Western Realism

    Pages 23-39

    LEE, Meewon

  • Movement of the Western Modern Drama in Taiwan and Its Modernity

    Pages 41-62

    CHIU, Kun-Liang

  • Staging Reality: Premodern Drama in China at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

    Pages 63-86

    FONG, Gilbert (et al.)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-6046-6
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-6045-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modernization of Asian Theatres
Book Subtitle
Process and Tradition
Editors
  • Yasushi Nagata
  • Ravi Chaturvedi
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) and, if applicable, The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-6046-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-6046-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-6045-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 262
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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