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Translated Theatre

The history of Korean theatre is also the history of the importation, translation, and adaptation of Western theatre. In fact, the twists and turns in the process of reception that set in roughly a hundred years ago illuminate not only … Continue reading

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Three Colors Round (part 3/3)

During the last weeks, I translated two short reviews by LEE Gyeong-won (이경원) on guest performances of the classical ballet Giselle in Korea (see the posts about the  “unconventional” French production and the “orthodox” approach from Russia). This short series concludes with … Continue reading

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Three Colors Across (part 2/3)

After the “unconventionally grotesque” French Giselle now the second edition of this three-part series, an ad-hoc translation of the preview 지젤 三國志 (서울 신문, 2010년 10월 22일). This time it is all about the “spirit of orthodoxy” [정통의 진수] that, according … Continue reading

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Mother Courage and Her Scholars, part2

I had bought two second hand books on Brecht a while ago. Rhie Won-Yang’s Studies on Brecht (1984), discussed last time, is a mass-produced paperback (as far as academic literature is mass-produced), designed for students all around the country, and … Continue reading

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Three Colors Down

When browsing my daily copy of the Seoul Sinmun, I came across an interesting article: 지젤 三國志 (loosely translated “The Three Kingdoms of Giselle”), a tryptich review of three dance productions on show in and around Seoul. Giselle, of course, … Continue reading

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Mother Courage and Her Scholars: A Chronicle from the Cold War

When passing a second hand bookshop in Hongdae, I could not resist. The owner told me that books on theatre were scarce, still I made a bargain: For the price of a large blueberry yoghurt flatccino I got two volumes … Continue reading

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