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Daehangno Poster Session 7

Once again, my top five of theatre posters I saw in Daehangno. This time I happened to be in the theatre district on the occasion of meeting members of Theater Heidelberg. They were on a scouting mission to find interesting … Continue reading

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Three Times Acting Different

This was an extended weekend of theatre: Watching others play different roles. On Thursday, our yearly “German Night” (독문인의 밤) at Sungshin University, where first-year students of German Language and Literature sing, dance, and perform – in German, of course. … Continue reading

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Playing German in Korea: Students of Sungshin University Premiere “Thieves” by Dea Loher

Like in other countries, theatre plays an important part in Korean college life. Student productions of original language plays (Korean: woneo-[yeon]geuk 원어[연]극 原語[演]劇) in particular have fulfilled a major role in the transmission of foreign drama to Korea. For example, … Continue reading

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Symposium on “Pansori in Europe” in Berlin, inc. Performance (July 14–15, 2017) #europansori

Planned since last summer, the symposium on “Pansori in Europe: Between Mediation and Appropriation” at the Korean Culture Center in Berlin is now merely a week away. (Almost) Everything is set, speakers are preparing, and the pansori singer Yun Jin-chul … Continue reading

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Things I learned at #AAS 2017, part3 (Saturday, 18 March + Sunday, 19 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 #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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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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