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Performing the Nation in Global Korea: Transnational Theatre

Publisher: , 2015
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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

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