Author Archives: Jan Creutzenberg

About Jan Creutzenberg

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

Possibly the First Mention of Brecht in Colonial Korea (Dong-a Ilbo, 1933)

While browsing online newspaper archives, I (more or less) coincidentally stumbled upon what might be the very first reference to Bertolt Brecht in Korean media. At least I cannot remember reading anything about this (albeit brief) mention, or any earlier … Continue reading

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Ten Years Hamlet the Musical

Today, on Buddha’s Birthday, I walked past some posters for this year’s revival, the 10th anniversary of the Korean production (see here for details), nonetheless, in a tunnel in Yeonnam-dong, a gentrifying neighborhood known for its increasing density of artistic … Continue reading

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Before the Chunhyang Festival in Namwon (남원 춘향제전)

Once again in Namwon (남원), just a few days before this year’s Chunhyang Festival (춘향제) begins. Six years ago, I had slept for hours in the small pavilion in Gwanghan-ru Park (광한루원) after a track on Jinri-san, today a performance … Continue reading

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Things I learned at #AAS2017, part2 (Friday, 17 March)

This year’s conference of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) in Toronto (March 16–19), the first one I ever attended, was enormous. Still overwhelmed by the experience, I publish some of my notes on the various panels I attended and … Continue reading

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Things I Learned at #AAS 2017, part1 (Thursday, 16 March)

This year’s conference of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) in Toronto (March 16–19), the first one I ever attended, was enormous. Still overwhelmed by the experience, I publish some of my notes on the various panels I attended and … Continue reading

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The Bard in Korea #ShakespeareWeek

Shakespeare Week is almost over, nevertheless: Here are some links to blogposts I wrote on Shakespeare in Korea – let’s make it an international celebration! Reading First, a commented bibliography on book chapters on Shakespeare in Korea: “Some More Shakespeare … Continue reading

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Talking about Brecht and Pansori in Toronto #AAS 2017

I’m preparing my presentation on “The Influence of Brecht on Pansori-Theatre” (Towards a More International ‘Koreanness’?), to be held in a week at the Annual Conference of the Association of Asian Studies in Toronto. I’m very happy to be part of what will … Continue reading

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