Category Archives: Korean Drama

Korean Playwright Yeon-ok Koh Wins International Author Award at Heidelberger Stückemarkt #StueMa18

After ten days of theatre, readings of plays, performances, and discussions, the moment of truth has come: Who will be the winners at Heidelberger Stückemarkt 2018? The very first announcement was the most exciting part for me – the International Author … Continue reading

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South Korean Theatre in Heidelberg #StueMa18

What is the Heidelberger Stückemarkt? Literally, the term means “drama market”, but actually it is a ten-day theatre festival with performances, readings, concerts, and contests, held in Heidelberg since 1984. Then again, it is sort of a marketplace for the … Continue reading

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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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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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Routledge Handbook of Asian Theatre

It took quite a while, but finally the Routledge Handbook of Asian Theatre arrived in its full splendor: a 500-page tome covering the last hundred years (and more) of theatre in Asia, from India to Indonesia, from North to South … Continue reading

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