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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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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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Daehangno Poster Session 6

After lunch at 이모네 and before seeing the interesting production of Brecht’s Badener Lehrstück vom Einverständnis by Hyoungjin Im (임형진) and his ensemble “Theaterraum” (테아터라움 철학하는 몸), once again some more posters caught my eye… In descending order: 5. Hamlet … Continue reading

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Daehangno Poster Session 4

After work I went to Daehangno to see a very special theatre performance – Iphigenie x 5 (이피게니아x5), a collaboration by five Korean directors and actors from Germany and Korea, in preparation for a larger project planned to premiere next … Continue reading

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Interview with Alexis Bug, Director of Korean-German Theatre

It was November 9, 2008, exactly nineteen years after the Berlin wall came down. The South-Korean flag was blowing in the blue sky over the People’s Theatre (Volksbühne) in East Berlin. It was the time of Gaettong, an anarchic avenger … Continue reading

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Talking about Brecht and Pansori at Seoul Women’s University

I was pretty tired after work that day, but my spirits were high as I went over to Seoul Women’s University (서울여자대학교). I was invited to talk on pansori and Brecht there, more specifically on Lee Jaram’s “pansori-Brecht”-piece Sacheon-ga (사천가 / 四川歌), an adaptation of Brecht’s Good … Continue reading

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Talking to Myself

I’m having a late-night practice session for an upcoming presentation on pansori. This Friday, I will talk at the “General Conference of Research Associations Related to German Language and Literature” (2013년도 한국 독어독문학 관련 학회 연합학술대회, held at Korean National … Continue reading

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