Performing the Nation in Global Korea: Transnational Theatre

Performing the Nation in Global Korea: Transnational Theatre

by H. Lee, Hyunjung Lee


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This book illustrates how local awareness of Western cultural hegemonic entities such as Broadway and Shakespeare have been implemented within South Korean theatre in the global era. With a focus on performances that targeted global audiences, Lee explores the ways in which Korea's nationalistic desires for global visibility are projected on stage.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137453570
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 03/24/2015
Edition description: 2015
Pages: 171
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Hyunjung Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Division of English at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her articles have appeared in Korea Journal, Theatre Research International, and in the Journal of Popular Culture, among others. She has also co-edited a journal special issue entitled "Colonial Modernity and Beyond: In East Asian Contexts" in Cultural Studies (2012).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Contradictory Tides between the National and the Global 2. Navigating the National and the Global: The Last Empress, the Musical 3. Mediating the National-Regional-Global Triad: Nanta and Nonverbal Performance 4. An Alternative Image of Nationhood within the Global: Musical Seoul Line 1 5. Conceptualizing Korean Shakespeare in the Era of Globalization 6. Conclusion: Choreographing Nationalism in the Global Context Notes Bibliography Index

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