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Contemporary Korean Theatre: Playwrights, Directors, Stage-Designers (review)

Contemporary Korean Theatre: Playwrights, Directors, Stage-Designers (review) reviews CONTEMPORARY KOREAN THEATRE: PL AYWRIGHTS, DIRECTORS, STAGE DESIGNERS. Edited by Kim Yun-Cheol and Kim Miy-He. Seoul: Theatre and Man Press, 2000. 239 pp.; ill. Paper. Price not available With the development of South Korea's "economic miracle" over the last two decades came recognition of contemporary South Korean theatre as a leader in the Asian theatre community and as a significant player on the world theatre stage. South Korean theatre companies toured in Europe and Asia and a South Korean production of The Last Empress performed in New York City. (All Korean references in this review are to South Korea.) A Korean was the moving force behind the establishment of the Beseto (Beijing-Seoul-Tokyo) Theatre Festival, now in its eighth year, and a Korean is the current president of the International Theatre Institute. Koreans were silver medalists in stage design at the Prague Quadrennial exhibitions in 1991 and 1996, respectively. The vice president of the International Theatre Critics Association is a Korean, as is the director of the World Cup 2002 opening ceremonies. Despite these and other attainments, contemporary Korean theatre and its talented artists remain largely unknown in the West. The coeditor of Contemporary Korean Theatre, Kim Yun-Cheol http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

Contemporary Korean Theatre: Playwrights, Directors, Stage-Designers (review)

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 19 (2) – Sep 1, 2002

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reviews CONTEMPORARY KOREAN THEATRE: PL AYWRIGHTS, DIRECTORS, STAGE DESIGNERS. Edited by Kim Yun-Cheol and Kim Miy-He. Seoul: Theatre and Man Press, 2000. 239 pp.; ill. Paper. Price not available With the development of South Korea's "economic miracle" over the last two decades came recognition of contemporary South Korean theatre as a leader in the Asian theatre community and as a significant player on the world theatre stage. South Korean theatre companies toured in Europe and Asia and a South Korean production of The Last Empress performed in New York City. (All Korean references in this review are to South Korea.) A Korean was the moving force behind the establishment of the Beseto (Beijing-Seoul-Tokyo) Theatre Festival, now in its eighth year, and a Korean is the current president of the International Theatre Institute. Koreans were silver medalists in stage design at the Prague Quadrennial exhibitions in 1991 and 1996, respectively. The vice president of the International Theatre Critics Association is a Korean, as is the director of the World Cup 2002 opening ceremonies. Despite these and other attainments, contemporary Korean theatre and its talented artists remain largely unknown in the West. The coeditor of Contemporary Korean Theatre, Kim Yun-Cheol

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Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 1, 2002

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