From the publisher’s website:
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.
Introduction: Contradictory Tides between the National and the Global
Navigating the National and the Global: The Last Empress, the Musical
Mediating the National-Regional-Global Triad: Nanta and Nonverbal Performance
An Alternative Image of Nationhood within the Global: Musical Seoul Line 1
Conceptualizing Korean Shakespeare in the Era of Globalization
Conclusion: Choreographing Nationalism in the Global Context