Author Archives: Jan Creutzenberg

About Jan Creutzenberg

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

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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One Swallow a Day (Heungbu and Nolbu)

As I learned today, the Korean postal service uses the swallow (jebi, 제비) as its symbol, maybe because it is commonly considered a harbinger of good news. But: One swallow doesn’t a spring make, knew already Aristotle. For Heungbu, on … Continue reading

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Best of Blacklist? (Attendum to “Best of Korean Theatre 2016”)

Now the (lunar) year is almost over… I did not mention an important aspect when writing about last years “Best 3” and “Best 7”: The stand they represent against politically motivated censorship, which has been a major issue during the … Continue reading

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Best of Korean Theatre 2016 (part1): Official Rankings

As this crazy year draws to an end, as usual the best theatre productions in Korea have been selected and awards are handed out. Two of the most important selections are the “best 7” by the monthly journal Korean Theatre … Continue reading

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