Monthly Archives: May 2010

Two Ways of Sitting Through a Performance, Part 2 (of 2)

Two days later. Sitting in the dark. I am in the Arko Arts Theater, whose Main Hall (대극장, lit. “big stage”) is a typical proscenium stage. Today’s show is “Simpan” (심판/審判) a production of Kafka’s “Trial” by the Experimental Theatre … Continue reading

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I got my lei today! At the registration desk in front of the J. F. Kennedy Theatre, where the conference on “Brecht in/and Asia” is about to begin. In contrast, I am still preparing my presentation—due on Saturday at 9 … Continue reading

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Round About Midnight

A strange case of street theatre… Standing in front of my guesthouse, I light my last cigarette of the day. An elderly man comes around the corner, enters the narrow alleyway and approaches me from the right. Slightly curled hair, … Continue reading

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Two Ways of Sitting Through a Performance

One week in Seoul—and two performances that could not have been more different. On the one hand sipping a Coke in a wine restaurant where just two meters in front of me “a sad, hilarious and irresistible two man show … Continue reading

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One of the Family

Yesterday, after arriving early in Seoul, I had the whole day ahead of me. The shuttle bus I had taken at the airport dropped me off in Sinchon (not to be confused with Sincheon, a different district located on the … Continue reading

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