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Routledge Handbook Of Asian Theatre ed. by Siyuan Liu (review)

Routledge Handbook Of Asian Theatre ed. by Siyuan Liu (review) ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF ASIAN THEATRE. Edited by Siyuan Liu. New York: Routledge, 2016. 578 pp. 99 B/W illus. Cloth, $240. With ninty-nine illustrations, four major sections, and 578 pages, the Routledge Handbook of Asian Theatre weighs in as a major reference guide that surveys, as the publisher’s advertising notes, the “rich and diverse traditions of classical and contemporary” Asian performing arts in a “cutting edge overview.” And indeed it is. This large volume contains contributions from the worlds of academia, theatrical production, and cultural studies, with specialized reports by theatre historians, costume designers, choreographers, scholar-performers, PhD students, and so on. The more than fifty contributors are from the United States, Canada, Germany, Australia, Bangladesh, Japan, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Korea, Thailand, Nepal, Tibet, Indonesia, the Uyghur Republic, and India. Several of the authors appear in multiple sections. There are many ways to enter such a multifaceted collection of writings. One could focus on the traditional, the modern, on gender and performance, on movement or music, or on various intersections among these topics. Or the reader could look for fascinating asides—on musicals or Shakespearean productions in Asia, for example. As Jonah Salz enumerates in terms of early http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

Routledge Handbook Of Asian Theatre ed. by Siyuan Liu (review)

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 34 (2) – Aug 14, 2017

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ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF ASIAN THEATRE. Edited by Siyuan Liu. New York: Routledge, 2016. 578 pp. 99 B/W illus. Cloth, $240. With ninty-nine illustrations, four major sections, and 578 pages, the Routledge Handbook of Asian Theatre weighs in as a major reference guide that surveys, as the publisher’s advertising notes, the “rich and diverse traditions of classical and contemporary” Asian performing arts in a “cutting edge overview.” And indeed it is. This large volume contains contributions from the worlds of academia, theatrical production, and cultural studies, with specialized reports by theatre historians, costume designers, choreographers, scholar-performers, PhD students, and so on. The more than fifty contributors are from the United States, Canada, Germany, Australia, Bangladesh, Japan, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Korea, Thailand, Nepal, Tibet, Indonesia, the Uyghur Republic, and India. Several of the authors appear in multiple sections. There are many ways to enter such a multifaceted collection of writings. One could focus on the traditional, the modern, on gender and performance, on movement or music, or on various intersections among these topics. Or the reader could look for fascinating asides—on musicals or Shakespearean productions in Asia, for example. As Jonah Salz enumerates in terms of early

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Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 14, 2017

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