Daehangno Poster Session 5

After a nice meeting with a professor of theatre – where else, but in Daehangno (대학로), the “Mekka” of stageshows in Seoul – I strolled around a bit, had a look at the journals in the Korea National Archives of the Art, and took some images of posters announcing upcoming performances.

These are the ones I found memorable:

(English titles are, if not obvious adaptations, my translation; links lead to my annex-blog of recommended performances)

Because this play promises “a comedy with strange/shady/dubious traditional humor” (전통해학의 수상한 코미디).

Because of the cute typography and the unusual poster format.

Because this adaptation of Hamlet sounds like it could be a piece of pansori.

Because right after being introduced to this story (first year in college, in a influential seminar on Greek comedy) Bartleby became the theatre makers’ darling (e.g. in Christoph Marthaler’s “Ausdünnung” Lieber Nicht, Volksbühne 2003, a German review)

Because who doesn’t like to hear (or better say) this title? The synopsis sounds like a typical family tearjerker, though…

Unfortunately, I couldn’t see any of these plays yet – if you have, please leave your impression!

– 3 June 2016 (金)

About Jan Creutzenberg

Jan Creutzenberg, friend of theatre, music, and cinema, comments on his performative experiences in Seoul and elsewhere.
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