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Advertising & Society Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
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Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Asian Theatre Journal
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  • So Near, Yet So Far: Badal Sircar's Third Theatre by Manujendra Kundu
           (review)
    • Abstract: Each of the seven chapters in So Near, Yet So Far meticulously examines postcolonial Bengali playwright and director Badal Sircar's work and his concept of Third Theatre through a critical lens. Chapter 1, "Bengali Theatre: An Edifice for the Bhadraloks," documents the history of Bengali theatre. By investigating the emergence of the proscenium stage, the author introduces the readers to the power of colonial imperialism, and its persistent impact on Bengali culture. He contrasts the traditional folk theatre jatra, with elitist entertainment in colonial Bengal. By detailing the social cynicism of upper class regarding jatra performance, Kundu, addresses the emerging progressive cultural activities in the period. ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Islam in Performance: Contemporary Plays From South Asia ed. by Ashis
           Sengupta (review)
    • Abstract: Readers are likely to come to this edited volume of plays with diverse expectations that mirror the myriad and complex ways that Islam is performed in South Asia. "Islam in Performance" might evoke anything from performances of Islamic rituals (e.g., Metcalf 2009; Boivin and Delage 2016), creative recycling of Islamic material, to political uses of the religion. Sengupta's focus is clearly the latter, offering six contemporary plays from Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan that offer commentary on the political—and often toxic—performances of religion (Islam and Hindu) in the region since the partition of the subcontinent in 1947. Like his last edited book, Mapping South Asia through Contemporary Theatre (2014) ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Encoded Cirebon Mask: Materiality, Flow, and Meaning Along Java's
           Islamic Northwest Coast by Laurie Margot Ross (review)
    • Abstract: In The Encoded Cirebon Mask, Laurie Margot Ross's asks the fundamental question: how can a masked dance tradition that features female performers portraying male characters make sense in an Islamic society that limits the roles of women and forbids the representation of the human form' The answer: although virtually nothing about topeng (mask dance) looks Islamic on the surface, everything about the tradition has "a local and idiosyncratic relationship to Islam filtered through the political, religious, and social ripples that shaped them in the past and will contour their meaning in the future" (p. 3). Ross's detailed examination of topeng history, its performers, their training, and their propensity to travel ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Tsubouchi Shōyō's Shinkyoku Urashima and the Wagnerian Moment in Meiji
           Japan by Daniel Gallimore (review)
    • Abstract: Tsubouchi Shōyō (1859–1935) is widely celebrated as a scholar, translator, and theatre practitioner at the forefront of literary and dramaturgical thought in early modern Japan. However this love is not as generously bestowed upon his creative works. Shōyō's novels and plays have never stood out solely on their own artistic merits. As a result, despite notable exceptions his novels are rarely discussed, his plays are seldom performed, and neither are widely available in English translation. Yet his creative efforts are synergistically linked to his scholarly projects. Which is to say, to fully appreciate the influence that Shōyō had upon the Japanese cultural landscape from the mid-Meiji period to the early years ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Propaganda Performed: Kamishibai in Japan's Fifteen-Year War by Sharalyn
           Orbaugh (review)
    • Abstract: Kamishibai ("paper show" or "paper theatre") is a Japanese art and performance form that emerged in the 1920s and lasted (as a popular medium) into the 1960s. Presented to audiences of children, a kamishibai performer, known either as a kamishibaiya or kamishibai no ojisan ("uncle kamishibai," the term Orbaugh uses), would begin by selling candy or other treats and then deliver a story or series of stories which were also painted on illustrated cards, set in a frame and shifted as the tale unfolded. Stories ranged from simple fairy tales to melodramatic serials that went on for multiple installments. As an entertainment, kamishibai was inexpensive and accessible; moreover, its value was also seen as an educational ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Learning to Kneel: Noh, Modernism, and Journeys in Teaching by Carrie J.
           Preston (review)
    • Abstract: There is much to admire in this well researched and appealingly written book, but there is also a great deal to be concerned about, making this the most difficult book review I have ever written. Carrie Preston, a scholar of literary modernism and gender studies, makes no pretentions to being an expert on nō or Japan. Her teaching and research led her to become an amateur student of nō (both in the United States and Japan) in order to better understand its global circulation among primarily Western modernists. She readily admits that she cannot read Japanese but learned enough spoken language to be able to carry on conversations. While discussing luminaries such as Yeats, Pound, Brecht, Beckett, and Britten, she ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A History of Japanese Theatre ed. by Jonah Salz (review)
    • Abstract: A History of Japanese Theatre edited by the kyōgen scholar Jonah Salz is a comprehensive reference book covering the development of the major classical, modern and contemporary theatres in Japan. The book is organized along intersecting lines of inquiry and includes historical, canonical, modern, and contemporary theatre analysis, succinct information about key theatrical forms, introductions to significant artists, dramatic texts, and groups, and discussions of related theatre criticism and contexts. There are also discussions of under-appreciated forms of performance, genre crossing arts, and music, dance, design, and costuming. Working with a team of eight contributing editors and fifty-eight individual ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • China Reinterpreted: Staging the Other in Muromachi Noh Theatre by Leo
           Shingchi Yip (review)
    • Abstract: China Reinterpreted is the first comprehensive scholarship on how Japanese nō theatre responded, incorporated, used, re-interpreted, and represented Chinese themes and characters during the late medieval Muromachi period. Implementing various theories on the dichotomy of Self vs. Other, Leo Shingchi Yip analyzes eleven Chinese-themed nō plays, examining three key factors—"the sociopolitical climate, the patrons and audiences of noh, and the dramaturgy of noh" (p. 16)—and reveals how those factors contributed to a specific presentation of China in each play. Those specific presentations are divided into five different categorizations of the other that comprise each chapter:The "Auspicious Other": Celebrating with ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • From the Editor
    • Abstract: This is my last issue of ATJ and provides my opportunity to thank all the people (other ATJ editors and of course authors) who made editing a pleasure and allowed me to learn about many aspects of Asian performance that I might otherwise have never encountered. When the journal began with James R. Brandon as the initiating editor, I was like many of our ATJ "emerging scholars" today, just getting my first dose of the peer review process and seeing it helped me hone ideas. When I received the invitation to edit from Samuel Leiter in 2003, I was honored, but only dimly understood the job.Now I know: it is to work with smart people whose research pulls me into all parts of Asia across centuries of time. I have had the ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Shank's Mare: A Transcultural Journey of Puppetry Creation and Performance
    • Abstract: The word "tradition" connotes continuity, repetition, consistency, and timelessness. However, theatrical traditions, manifest and embodied in performers and performance contexts of each new generation and subject to changing economic, social, political, and cultural forces, are necessarily variant, morphing, and transforming over time. More than that, we might see them as expressing elements of a life trajectory with moments of emergence, of growth and expansion, of establishment, even of death and possibly resurrection and renewal. One useful life metaphor for theatrical traditions may be less that of a human biological life and more that of a tree with roots, which might spread more deeply underground than one ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Intercultural Theatre and Community in Southeast Asia: The ASEAN Puppet
           Exchange in Jakarta
    • Abstract: On 10 August 2015, puppet artists from the ten Southeast Asian countries represented by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, came together to give a performance that combined puppets and performance styles from around the region.1 The performance, Water of ASEAN, was presented at the ASEAN Secretariat building in Jakarta, Indonesia, as part of a celebration of the forty-eighth ASEAN Day. The ASEAN Puppet Exchange, or APEX, organizes artistic exchanges and collaborations with sponsorship from the ASEAN Foundation under the Japan ASEAN Solidarity Fund (JASF). The performance in Jakarta represents a significant attempt to develop intercultural theatre in the region as part of larger efforts to create ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Heritage of Wang Piying Troupe: Shadow Puppetry in North Sichuan
    • Abstract: Chinese shadow play (piyingxi)1 is an important genre, rooted in the cultural needs and spiritual beliefs of the people and it has been documented for two thousand years. It is found in most regions of China. Professor Jiang Yuxiang notes: "In modern China the shadow play is divided into two styles, northern and southern. The shadow play of Luanzhou [north China] is representative of northern style and Sichuan [southwest China] can be seen as the leader in southern style" (Jiang 1992: 267). Sichuan province itself has two major styles: Chuanbei (North Sichuan) piyingxi and Chengdu (capital of Sichuan) piyingxi. Wang is the surname of an important troupe of puppeteers in Chuanbei, called Wang's Shadow Puppet Troupe ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Tradition and Post-Tradition: Four Contemporary Indian Puppeteers
    • Abstract: This report will focus on North Indian puppetry innovators since the 1980s, a period that has seen a rapid transition in North India from traditional to more contemporary forms. The four most influential Delhi-based puppeteers from that period, all of whom are still active, are detailed—Dadi Pudumjee, Ranjana Pandey, Puran Bhatt, and Anurupa Roy. While the intent is descriptive, the information will also show their connected paths and concerns.Dadi Pudumjee (b. 1951), currently serving as the first non-European president of the Union Internationale de la Marionnette (UNIMA), is probably the best-known contemporary Indian puppet artist (Fig. 1). The many influences on Pudumjee's theatrical output include European ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ancestral Deliverance and Puppet Performance: Mulian Rescues his Mother
           and Bima Goes to Heaven
    • Abstract: When co-author Sedana arrived in Singapore at Asian Research Institute, National University of Singapore, in the Southeast Asia-China Interaction Cluster on 24 August 2007, the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival (13 August to 10 September) was in progress. Chinese traditionally celebrate this event in Southern China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, and some cities in Indonesia.Fu-tu "ghost celebrations" in Singapore involve both home and public rituals. At participating households people honor deceased relatives by smoking incense, burning fake money, and making food offerings at the front door. In open public areas—outside community centers, museums, the Esplanade Theatre, Buddhist and Daoist temples, clan association ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Reviving Wayang Orang Sriwedari in Surakarta: Tourism-Oriented Performance
    • Abstract: On 7 November 2003 wayang, which has both puppet (wayang kulit, etc.) and dance drama (Indonesian, wayang orang; Javanese, wayang wong) variants, was proclaimed a UNESCO Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, honoring the art on the world stage as a cultural asset to be preserved and developed (Solichin 2012: 181). However, it was apparent wayang orang, the dance drama of Central Java, also needed to be altered to be accepted by today's society.Wayang is especially prevalent in the Javanese, Sundanese (West Javanese), and Balinese communities. In Java wayang kulit (shadow play), wayang krucil/wayang klitik (flat wooden puppetry), wayang beber (scroll narration) along with wayang orang presents ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "Come, You Spirits": An Alternative Afterlife to Shakespeare's Macbeth and
           Othello, as Mediated through Japanese Classical Nō and Kyōgen Theatre
    • Abstract: Japanese Shakespeare is familiar to the broader Western audiences, mainly in its representations by Kurosawa Akira (黒澤明) in cinema and Ninagawa Yukio (蜷川幸雄) and Suzuki Tadashi (鈴木忠 志) in theatre. Nonetheless, the international discourse on Japanese appropriations of the Western Bard into established traditional forms including kabuki (歌舞伎), bunraku (文楽), kyōgen (狂言) and nō (能) is relatively under-developed, despite growing interest in the phenomenon. Minami Ryuta (南隆太), for example, writing on the nō-Shakespeare fusion, claims that "Noh Shakespeare has not drawn enough academic attention to be known outside Japan" (Minami 2012: 184). In their overview, "Seven Stages of Shakespeare Reception"—Daniel Gallimore's and ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Conflicted Loyalties in "English Kabuki": Portland's English Kabuki
           Revenge of the 47 Samurai (Kanadehon Chūshingura)
    • Abstract: A wild boar races through the auditorium, the grotesque-comic mask eliciting whoops of fear and elation as it scampers down the aisles towards the stage, accompanied by the staccato beats of wooden clappers. This typical scene of exaggerated reality was performed not to the kabuki connoisseurs of Tokyo, but to a packed house of general theatre-goers at Oregon's Portland State University's (PSU) Lincoln Hall. This article examines the ambitious production of The Revenge of the 47 Loyal Samurai (Kanadehon Chūshingura, hereafter Chūshingura) performed from 25 February to 5 March 2017 at PSU in the context of Asian theatre's American experiments in English-language versions of traditional theatre.Asian dance and ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Semarak Bangsawan: The Invigoration Project in Malaysia
    • Abstract: Bangsawan, a transitional theatre of Malaysia, enjoyed its heydays in the 1920s, but after World War II declined. This article concerns Semarak Bangsawan (Reviving Bangsawan), a project undertaken by the JKKN (Jabatan Kebudayaan dan Kesenian Negara [National Culture and Art Department]), since 2007, noting objectives, challenges, and impact through 2016. During the current revival, Chinese and Indians as well as Malays have commented on being pleased that the art is being resuscitated and claim to want "authentic" bangsawan, even though current practice is, as we will show, different.The term, bangsawan refers to things aristocratic and noble. The term is credited to Mamak Pushi, the producer who began the first ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Palo-Palo in Batanes, Philippines: From Colonial Legacy to Performance
           of Solidarity
    • Abstract: The archipelagic province of Batanes in the northernmost Philippines includes three major islands: Batan, Sabtang, and Itbayat, 220 km away from Ilocos Norte, the northern province of Luzon. The Bashi (north) and Balintang (south) Channels serve as fishing grounds of the Ivatan people, whose livelihood comes from the sea.With picturesque landscapes of mountain and sea—as stated in the petition already submitted to the UNESCO World Heritage Convention (2017), the archipelagic province is characterized by its complex terrestrial, wetland, and marine ecosystem. The Philippine government has already inscribed Batanes as a protected landscape/seascape, for its wave-cut cliffs, cave-like outcroppings, and secluded white ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Sutra dir. by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (review)
    • Abstract: In May 2007, award-winning Belgian-Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, known as Larbi (I use "Larbi" hereafter to refer to both the choreographer/director and his role), was introduced to a small group of Shaolin monks in Antwerp and started working with them. Fascinated with Bruce Lee and kung fu since childhood, Larbi had developed a lifelong interest in the Shaolin school of chan Buddhism and had long dreamt of working with Shaolin monks. After an inspiring first encounter, Larbi traveled to spend several months studying kung fu and its spirituality at Shaolin Temple, and working with a larger group of warrior monks. Together they created Sutra (2008), a so-called "dance theatre" piece starring Larbi ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Water Station by Ōta Shōgo (review)
    • Abstract: Indian director Sankar Venkateswaran's contemporary rendering of Ōta Shōgo's The Water Station is riveting and has compelled me to write again about Ōta's masterpiece (Fig. 1). I will give a brief description of Venkateswaran's program in Japan, a contextualization of the Water Station, and the significance of silence and pyschophysicality in his pursuit of an aesthetic of quietude.The first part was his Theatre Roots & Wings production of the Water Station, held at the Kyoto Art Theater Shunjuza in November 2016, as part of the Kyoto Experiment: Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival 2016 Autumn. The second half, held in Tokyo on 17 November, was "Sankar Venkateswaran—Short Piece & Symposium", with a ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Blue Moon Over Memphis by Deborah Brevoort (review)
    • Abstract: A nō performance is a rare opportunity in Indiana, and English-language nō play Blue Moon Over Memphis (hereafter Blue Moon) did not disappoint. Earlham College was the second stop of the tour that began at Williams College on 11 March and was "dedicated to those lost and still recovering from the March 11, 2011 Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami, on its 6th anniversary" (Program 2017).Theatre Nohgaku (TN) is a Tokyo and North America-based company founded in 2000 by Richard Emmert with thirteen others. Its mission is to "share noh's beauty and power with English-speaking audiences and performers," and to further the expressive possibilities of nō techniques "in the context of contemporary English-language theatre" ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Night on the Milky Way Train dir. by Nouso Masao (review)
    • Abstract: Night on the Milky Way Train, based on the classic fiction [written in 1927 by Miyazawa Kenji (1896–1933) as a reaction to the death of his sister] and billed as Nouso Masao's musical reader's theatre, was put together in nine days in the 2017 Tainan Arts Festival and aroused wide attention. For one thing, unlike those flagship productions sponsored by the National Theater and Concert Hall that bring together high-profile professional talents from Taiwan and aboard, this cross-national production complicatedly involves more different groups, including adaptor and director Nouso Masao's team from Japan, students from Department of Drama Creation and Application at the National University of Tainan (NUTN), local ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Malay Theatre: Intangible Cultural Heritage and Islam: Wayang Kulit
           Kelantan and Mak Yong by Kathy Foley and Patricia Hardwick, and: Tradition
           in Transition: Intangible Heritage in South and Southeast Asia (review)
    • Abstract: A series of exhibits on Malay theatre culture and Indonesian wayang traditions were presented on four campuses across the United States from November 2015 until June 2017. I was fortunate to be able to participate in two of these exhibits as an audience member and performer during one. The first event was held at Hofstra University in November, sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology, Music, and Asian Studies and the Hofstra Cultural Center. The second event was held at Yale University, supported by the Institute of Sacred Music and Whitney Humanities Center. Two other exhibits were presented in 2015 at UC Santa Cruz and in 2016 at the East-West Center at the University of Hawai'i. The curators, Kathy Foley ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Chinese Dance: National Movements in a Revolutionary Age, 1945–1965 by
           Emily Wilcox and Liangyu Fu (review)
    • Abstract: This spring, banners scattered across the University of Michigan (UM) campus exchanged their trademark maize-and-blue for a bold red background and old photo in more muted tones. In it, a dancer costumed in white pauses amid a sequence of movements, arms outstretched with sword in hand. She is Shu Qiao (b. 1933), one of the first prominent female choreographers of Chinese dance drama, captured while performing the piece "Sword Dance" ("Jian wu")in the 1950s.On banners, posters, bookmarks, postcards, and websites, Shu Qiao's evocative image was repurposed to promote the exhibition "Chinese Dance: National Movements in a Revolutionary Age, 1945–1965," hosted by the University of Michigan (UM) Library and ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Chinese Dance—In the Vast Land and Beyond by Shih-Ming Li Chang and Lynn
           E. Frederiksen (review)
    • Abstract: In Chinese Dance—In the Vast Land and Beyond, Shih-Ming Li Chang and Lynn E. Frederiksen introduce the cultural dynamics of Chinese dance and underline viewing assumptions when Western audiences watch contemporary Chinese dance. The book is part of an educational project that also includes an on-line photo essay, a website, and a list of video links. The larger project aims to improve the cross-cultural understanding of Chinese dance for English-speaking audiences through multimedia. To avoid misunderstandings, the authors highlight the cultural difference of Chinese dance in comparison with Western dance and argue that reading Chinese dance needs to incorporate its long and complex history, special ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Marionette Plays From Northern China by Fan Pen Li Chen (review)
    • Abstract: Fan Pen Li Chen has recently published a new collection of translated plays and excerpts from the Northern Central Chinese marionette tradition. The book is a great resource for teachers or students looking for usable play scripts from this region and medium to analyze or perform. Chen's previously published books, Visions for the Masses: Chinese Shadow Plays from Shaanxi and Shanxi (2004) and Chinese Shadow Theatre: History, Popular Religion and Women Warriors (2007), focus solely on China's shadow puppet traditions. In this new work, Chen returns to Northern Central Shaanxi province as the center of her fieldwork, but shifts her focus to marionette traditions.To situate her book, Chen points to past publications ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Staging Chinese Revolution: Theater, Film, and The Afterlives of
           Propaganda by Xiaomei Chen (review)
    • Abstract: A student of mine once wrote, "When I read this play, the word lingering in my mind is 'pro—pa—gan—da." She was responding to Azalea Mountain (a model modern revolutionary jingju during the Cultural Revolution), a reading assignment for my course "Art and Politics in China." Indeed, scholars, educators, students, and general readers who are interested in the People's Republic of China cannot avoid the topic and its challenging questions: What does propaganda mean in the realms of dramatic culture and performance history in China' Why do we study propaganda performance' And, what may we learn from this study' Xiaomei Chen's Staging Chinese Revolution: Theater, Film, and the Afterlives of Propaganda offers ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Dunhuang Performing Arts: The Construction and Transmission Of
           "China-Scape" in the Global Context) by Lanlan Kuang (review)
    • Abstract: Dunhuang Performing Arts is the first academic monograph by Lanlan Kuang, a US-based scholar who currently serves as assistant professor of philosophy and co-director of the China-US Ethnic Cultural Exchange and Joint Research Initiatives at the University of Central Florida. Kuang earned her PhD in 2012 from the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University, Bloomington for her dissertation "Staging the Cosmopolitan Nation: The Re-Creation of the Dunhuang bihua yuewu, a Multifaceted Music, Dance, and Theatrical Drama from China" and has published journal articles on her research (see for example Kuang 2016). Dunhuang Performing Arts adapts and expands this project for Chinese-language readers ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • 1616: Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu's China eds. by Tian Yuan Tan, Paul
           Edmondson, and Shih-pe Wang (review)
    • Abstract: In the post-imperial and post-colonial age, the rise of the modern nation depends all the more on soft power and cultural diplomacy. The opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing and London Olympics in 2008 and 2012 are recent examples of how nation states construct and market national cultures to international communities. In this context, the rediscovery and marketing of national poets becomes culturally urgent and politically expedient. Tang Xianzu and Shakespeare have recently become the vehicles for British and Chinese cultural diplomacy and exchange. 2016 is a landmark year, because it marks the quartercentenary of Tang and Shakespeare. Multiple projects in the field of comparative drama emerged in this ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Le Théâtre Ache Lhamo, Jeux et Enjeux D'Une Tradition Tibétaine by
           Isabelle Henrion-Dourcy (review)
    • Abstract: The word Tibet, for many Westerners, brings to mind Tantric Buddhism and the difficulties for Tibetans to retain their cultural identity after the 1950 invasion of the People's Republic of China. But, except for specialists, the word lhamo or ache lhamo might still not be well recognized. It can be translated as "Tibetan opera," the term used by the UNESCO in 2009, because of the importance of singing and instrumental music, but the author prefers the word "theatre" (p. 5). It is a popular opera, not reserved for an elite. With the exception of translations of some librettos in French by Jacques Bacot (1921 [English 1990]) and in English by Marion H. Duncan (1955, 1967), only a limited number of articles were ... Read More
      Keywords: Cirebon (Indonesia : Kabupaten); Kamishibai; Nō; Theater; Nishikawa, Koryū,; Lee, Tom; Puppet theater; Shadow puppets; Wang, Biao,; Shadow shows; Puppeteers; Wayang wong (Dance drama); Kyōgen plays; Nō plays; Shakespeare, William,; Nō; Take
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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