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Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900-2000 (Critical Companions)by Kevin J. Wetmore Jr
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Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900 - 2000 is a ground-breaking survey, tracking the advent of modern drama in Japan, India, China, Korea and Southeast Asia. It considers the shaping power of realism and naturalism, the influence of Western culture, the relationship between theatrical modernisation and social modernisation, and how theatre operates in contemporary Asian society.
Organised by period, nation and region, each chapter provides:
·a historical overview of the culture;
·an outline of theatre history;
·a survey of significant playwrights, actors, directors, companies, plays and productions.
With contributions from an international team of scholars, this authoritative introduction will uniquely equip students and scholars with a broad understanding of the modern theatre histories of Asia.
About the Author
Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Chair of the Theatre Arts program at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA.
Siyuan Liu is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and is currently the President of the Association for Asian Performance.
Erin B. Mee is Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow of English, Drama, at New York University, USA. She is author of The Theatre of Roots: Redirecting the Modern Indian Stage (2008).
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