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Encyclopedia of Asian Theatre (review)

Encyclopedia of Asian Theatre (review) ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ASIAN THEATRE. Edited by Samuel L. Leiter. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2008. 1024 pp., 93 halftones. Cloth, $225.00. This work is indeed the very first Encyclopedia of Asian Theatre and as such it will be very useful for the many students of Asian theatre. Because Asian performance is so expansive in time and space we can be significantly helped by a comprehensive work such as this. The two-volume work edited by Samuel L. Leiter was published by Greenwood Press in 2007. He was assisted by eight other editorial advisory board members: China (Colin Mackerras [traditional] and Ruru Li [modern]), Japan (Samuel Leiter and John K. Gillespie [modern]), Korea (Richard Nichols), South Asia (Richard A. Frasca [traditional] and Sreenath K. Nair [modern]) and Southeast Asia (Mathew Isaac Cohen [traditional] and Craig Latrell [modern]). This ambitious work was supported by ninety-five contributors. Just looking at the scale of coverage of this work indicates its enormity: Japan, Korea, North Korea, Mongolia, China, Taiwan, Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, Hong Kong, Macao, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Burma/Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka. Listing of selected bibliography takes thirty pages and the index fifty-three. The book starts off http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

Encyclopedia of Asian Theatre (review)

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 26 (1) – Apr 1, 2008

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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ASIAN THEATRE. Edited by Samuel L. Leiter. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2008. 1024 pp., 93 halftones. Cloth, $225.00. This work is indeed the very first Encyclopedia of Asian Theatre and as such it will be very useful for the many students of Asian theatre. Because Asian performance is so expansive in time and space we can be significantly helped by a comprehensive work such as this. The two-volume work edited by Samuel L. Leiter was published by Greenwood Press in 2007. He was assisted by eight other editorial advisory board members: China (Colin Mackerras [traditional] and Ruru Li [modern]), Japan (Samuel Leiter and John K. Gillespie [modern]), Korea (Richard Nichols), South Asia (Richard A. Frasca [traditional] and Sreenath K. Nair [modern]) and Southeast Asia (Mathew Isaac Cohen [traditional] and Craig Latrell [modern]). This ambitious work was supported by ninety-five contributors. Just looking at the scale of coverage of this work indicates its enormity: Japan, Korea, North Korea, Mongolia, China, Taiwan, Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, Hong Kong, Macao, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Burma/Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka. Listing of selected bibliography takes thirty pages and the index fifty-three. The book starts off

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