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Drama, Theatre, and the Korean Shakespeare

Last Christmas, Charles Montgomery of the blog “Korean Literature in Translation” wrote a short but thought-provoking post on the role of drama (i.e. dramatic literature) in Korea. Referencing a paper by Chan E. Park and the Wikipedia-entry on “Korean Theatre”, … 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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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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A Hundred Days of Solitude

It was at night time in the courtyard of my home, when I noticed it. The blissful crying of the maemi (매미) had been replaced by the more snarly cirping of their grasshopper cousins. Sunny days and sultry nights are … Continue reading

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