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A Fairy in the Wall dir. by Sohn Jin-chaek (review)

A Fairy in the Wall dir. by Sohn Jin-chaek (review) special issue Performance Reviews A FAIRY IN THE WALL. Directed by Sohn Jin-chaek. Korean script by Pae Sam-sik. Music composed and directed by Kim Cheol-hwan. Premiered at the Wullim Cheongdam Theater. 10 June­24 July 2005. A Fairy in the Wall was performed by Kim Sung-nyo, an accomplished performer who became synonymous with the unique Korean theatre genre of madangnori.1 Although the production was an adaptation of a Japanese solo musical play, it was able to appeal to a large audience by revising the script to the Korean cultural and political context and also by incorporating different theatrical elements from the traditional Korean theatre. However, the success of the play could not have been possible without the superb performance by Kim, who sang twelve songs and played thirty-two different characters in the one-actor musical play. A Fairy in the Wall was part of a drama series of six plays in 2005, conceived and organized by PMC Production Company and all performed by women.² The success of the series relied on the ticket power of the six veteran actors who had their ardent fans, mostly women in their forties and fifties who had attended performances by these actresses before. Although http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

A Fairy in the Wall dir. by Sohn Jin-chaek (review)

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 32 (2) – Sep 14, 2015

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special issue Performance Reviews A FAIRY IN THE WALL. Directed by Sohn Jin-chaek. Korean script by Pae Sam-sik. Music composed and directed by Kim Cheol-hwan. Premiered at the Wullim Cheongdam Theater. 10 June­24 July 2005. A Fairy in the Wall was performed by Kim Sung-nyo, an accomplished performer who became synonymous with the unique Korean theatre genre of madangnori.1 Although the production was an adaptation of a Japanese solo musical play, it was able to appeal to a large audience by revising the script to the Korean cultural and political context and also by incorporating different theatrical elements from the traditional Korean theatre. However, the success of the play could not have been possible without the superb performance by Kim, who sang twelve songs and played thirty-two different characters in the one-actor musical play. A Fairy in the Wall was part of a drama series of six plays in 2005, conceived and organized by PMC Production Company and all performed by women.² The success of the series relied on the ticket power of the six veteran actors who had their ardent fans, mostly women in their forties and fifties who had attended performances by these actresses before. Although

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Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 14, 2015

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