Category Archives: Bibliographics

Toilet People: Representing Struggles of North Korean Refugees on Stage

I found the flyer by chance (after a meeting for our then upcoming symposium “Pansori in Europe”) at the Korean Culture Center in Berlin. Playwright Lee Yeo-Jin (이여진) would present and talk about her recent work Toilet People (토일릿 피플, … 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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Beyond To Live or To Die: Hamlet in Korean Translation, Part 1

Translation is interpretation. It is creation as well as dismissal. It is a series of choices that are hard to count, even harder to overestimate. I once again was reminded of this practical fact while browsing through a number of … Continue reading

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Struggling with the Korean Past: Book Review of Plays by Oh Tae-Suk in German Translation

Last summer in Berlin, I received a book for review, a collection of plays by Korean dramatist Oh Tae-Suk (오태석) in German translation: Mumiengrab und andere Theaterstücke (The Grass Tomb and other Plays, Edition Peperkorn, 2013). I knew one of … Continue reading

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Theatre Libraries in Daehangno

Today I spent some time at the archives. After the last of my students at Sungshin Women’s University (성신여자대학교) had finished her midterm exam, I had a short lunch and took the bus to Daehangno. This neighborhood has the highest … Continue reading

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Korean Drama in Translation

No, this is not about that kind of drama. The anthology Modern Korean Drama, edited by Richard Nichols (Columbia UP, 2009), is all about original stage plays by Korean authors (창작극). As such, it is the most recent and up-to-date collection of … Continue reading

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Korean Literature on Created Pansori (창작판소리)

In preparation for a presentation on various ways of performing pansori (to be held at a conference on “Performing Arts in Contemporary Asia: Tradition and Travel”, at Royal Holloway, Univ. of London), I looked up some literature on changjak pansori (창작판소리). I will … Continue reading

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