Monthly Archives: December 2010

Branding the Filial Daughter

It seems quite fitting to watch Cheong (청 / 淸) on parents day (어버이날, 8th of May). After all, Sim Cheong (심청), the heroine of this piece of musical theatre, is the personification of filial piety (효 / 孝)—a girl … Continue reading

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The Novelisation of Theatre

This morning I had the pleasure to participate in a theatre class at Dongguk University (동국대학교), a good place to study theatre in Korea. Today’s topic was “From Literature to Theatre” (소설의 연극화). After some theoretical discussions, we watched scenes from … Continue reading

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Discourses on Tradition

I found myself an early Christmas present, right in theatre section of Bandis and Luni’s, deep in the dungeons of COEX Mall. If I could choose any single volume for instant translation, publication, and promotion, it might well be Discourses on … Continue reading

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Miraculous Memories

A small follow-up on my memories of “Miracle”, the “modern play of passion” I had witnessed back in May—which seems like half the world away, by the way. First, someone put a video on youtube, seven minutes in the middle … Continue reading

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