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Advertising & Society Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
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English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
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Framework : The J. of Cinema and Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
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French Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
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Future of Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.897, CiteScore: 2)
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Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
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Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
High School J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Islamic Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.257, CiteScore: 0)
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    • Abstract: For about ten to fifteen days every year in the months of September and October—the precise dates reckoned according to the Hindu lunar calendar—professional troupes and amateur teams all over North India set about the business of enacting the story of the Hindu god Ram.2 It is during this dramatic festival known as Rāmlīlā (the sporting of Lord Ram) that actors, mostly male, adorn themselves with colorful, glittery, and begemmed makeup, and epic regalia, to perform this revered story, from Ram's auspicious birth to his defeat of the demon-king Ravan. The Ramlila tradition likely dates to the seventeenth century around the time Tulsidas (1543–1623), the revered devotional poet who wrote the Rāmcaritmānas (Hansen ... Read More
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    • Abstract: In June 2017, I travelled to Fujian Province to watch a three-night performance of the Mulian narrative, perhaps China's best-known example of religious theatre, in a Fujian xiqu ("Chinese opera") genre known as puxianxi. This show was intriguing for a number of reasons. Religious theatre occupies a vexed position in the theatre history and practice of the People's Republic of China (PRC), and here was an example of a large-scale, state-sponsored revival. The troupe that performed it, the Fujian Puxianxi Theatre (FPT), is based in Putian, and its immediate history represents an interesting example because it has been a recent test case in PRC administrative theatre reform. Both of these issues are germane to the ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2019-03-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin in China: Ouyang Yuqian's Regret of a Black Slave and
           the Tactics of Impersonating Race, Gender, and Class
    • Abstract: With the exception of Chinese theatre scholars, it is not well known that Uncle Tom's Cabin has been a foundational text for the Chinese spoken drama movement for over one hundred years. In 1907, the Chunliu She (Spring Willow Society, 春柳社) adapted Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1852 novel as the first full-length, modern Chinese drama, founding a new form of Westernized performance that later came to be known as huaju (spoken drama, 话剧). The inception of this new dramatic genre was then also concurrent with a form of racial impersonation in which Chinese actors performed as foreign characters—a legacy that has continued throughout the twentieth century albeit with gradual shifts in the tactics performers use to transform ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-03-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Trapping the Heron: The Curious Case of Sagi School Kyōgen
    • Abstract: Examination of the traditional Japanese comedic performing art, kyōgen, is typically limited to the two remaining professional schools, Ōkura (大蔵) and Izumi (和泉). Kyōgen's third school, the Sagi (鷺) School, which has continued outside of the professional kyōgen world since the end of the Meiji period (1868–1912), has drawn limited attention. With the death of Sagi kyōgen's last iemoto (school grandmaster), Sagi Banō in 1921, the two Sagi School families, the Niemon and Den'emon lines,1 transformed from artistic traditions traced by family lineage into lines of nonprofessional, volunteer performers in Yamaguchi City (Den'emon style) and on Sado Island in Niigata Prefecture (Niemon style). While these groups continue ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-03-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Local Community Ritual Theatre in Guangxi, South China
    • Abstract: Nandu is a town that lies in the southwest of Cenxi, Guangxi Province, China. It is a town with convenient waterways and it is my hometown. However, Nandu is also a strange land for me. My father was born there, and when he was twenty-two years old, he left that small town to become a driver in the local court of Wuzhou City, Guangxi. I was born and raised in Wuzhou and had seldom gone back to Nandu before 2010 when I was admitted to the Chinese University of Hong Kong. My research interests involved a study of folk beliefs in local Chinese societies. For my Ph.D. thesis, I thought it was my duty and responsibility to know more about Nandu, my estranged hometown. That deep, personal sentiment inspired me to carry ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-03-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Masks and Costumes of Purulia Chhau
    • Abstract: Purulia chhau is one of the three forms of a martial arts dance that is practiced in the eastern parts of India.1 The other two areFigure 1Performers in costume for the character Kartik with his vehicle/vahan the peacock. (Photo: courtesy of Debashis Das)Seraikella chhau, a lyrical and soft gestured form with small evocative masks that is prevalent in the state of Jharkhand, and the Mayurbhanj chhau, a sinuous unmasked form practiced in Mayurbhanj in the state of Odisha. All the forms of chhau are connected by their martial movement patterns. The Purulia form uses large and evocative masks and elaborate costumes that greatly enhance the energetic performance form, yet adding challenges to physicalization ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-03-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ola Bola the Musical dir. by Tiara Jacquelina (review)
    • Abstract: Malaysia Approaches 2020: Two Visions/Versions: OLA BOLA THE MUSICAL. Adapted by Tiara Jacquelina and Shamaine Othman, directed by Tiara Jacquelina, music by Mia Palencia, lyrics by Palencia and Altimet. Istana Budaya (Palace of Culture), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 8 February–11 March 2018 and VERSION 2020 directed by Mark Teh. Five Arts Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 16–18 March 2018.Theatre goers in Kuala Lumpur were able, in February and March 2018, to enjoy two remarkably different performances, both of which spoke in different ways of what it means to be a Malaysian. The two plays were: Ola Bola The Musical, a musical extravaganza which took advantage of the staging technology and large stage available in the ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-03-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity ed. by Anthony Shay and Barbara
           Sellers-Young (review)
    • Abstract: Oxford has been a leading publisher of influential scholarly collections on dance for decades; the 1983 anthology What is Dance' remains a goto resource for dance history educators, while the six-volume International Encyclopedia of Dance (1998, updated 2004) is the most comprehensive reference work on dance available in English to date. In 2014, Oxford University Press (OUP) launched its newest project in this area: Oxford Handbooks. Thus far, eight dance-related handbooks have appeared: Dance and the Popular Screen (2014), Dance and Theater (2015), Dance and Ethnicity (2016), Screendance Studies (2016), Dance and Reenactment (2017), Dance and Wellbeing (2017), Dance and Politics (2017), and Dance and Competition ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-03-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • World Dance Cultures: From Ritual to Spectacle by Patricia Leigh Beaman
           (review)
    • Abstract: World Dance Cultures: From Ritual to Spectacle is the first monograph by Patricia Leigh Beaman, artist-in-residence at Wesleyan University and visiting associate artist at New York University's Tisch Department of Dance. With a focus on non-Western cultural traditions, Beaman presents a rich set of introductory materials on twenty-seven dance cultures. Though written as an undergraduate textbook, World Dance Cultures, with its accessible language and carefully chosen illustrations, also appeals to general readers. Given that more than half of the dance cultures featured in the text originate in Asia and the Pacific islands, the book can also serve as a starting point of research for Asian performance ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-03-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Staging British South Asian Culture: Bollywood and Bhangra in British
           Theatre by Jerri Daboo (review)
    • Abstract: Jeri Daboo's text Staging British South Asian Culture: Bollywood and Bhangra in British Theatre introduces its reader to the practice of analyzing culture in diasporic performance through the lens of South Asian culture on the British stage. The constant flux of cultural identity renders the process of analysis difficult in any context; however, when encountering a displaced or translated culture that fluctuation is thrown into sharp relief. In her introductory chapter Daboo clearly articulates the complex cultural and geographical translations associated with historical and contemporary England, and then applies that history to the staging of the South Asian diaspora in Britain. She chooses a representative sample ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-03-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Plays: The Earliest Known Versions
           trans. by Stephen H. West and Wilt L. Idema (review)
    • Abstract: The Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Plays by Stephen H. West and Wilt L. Idema consists of an introductory essay on Yuan (1260–1368) zaju and the English translations of seven printed Yuan zaju plays with respective dramaturgical backgrounds as well as the translations of Ming (1368–1644) rewrites of four of the seven early prints. Zaju, as described in the volume, is "a form of musical drama that required one actor, playing the lead male or female character, to sing four suites (one per act) of eight to twenty songs" (p. 1). The seven Yuan texts selected in this volume were preserved in fourteenth century editions, the earliest known versions of zaju. The four Ming texts selected are derived from the Ming court. To ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-03-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Tokyo Romance: A Memoir by Ian Buruma (review)
    • Abstract: A Tokyo Romance is not the traditional style of books reviewed here. While Buruma has written several excellent cultural histories of Japan, this book delves into his own experiences as "A sensitive misfit in the world of his upper-middle-class youth" in Tokyo in 1975. Normally, this style of book would not warrant a review in Asian Theatre Journal, but Buruma had the unusual experience of being heavily involved with Tenjō Sajiki and Terayama Shūji. While not a scholarly work per se, A Tokyo Romance is an easy and worthwhile read for those interested in Japan and Japanese cultural figures during the explosive postwar period.A Tokyo Romance in many ways is an example of a traditional literary genre that has been a ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-03-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Engeki: Japanese Theatre in the New Millennium (review)
    • Abstract: Edited by the Japan Playwrights Association, the three-volume Engeki: Japanese Theatre in the New Millennium presents nine recent Japanese plays, each meant to highlight social and political issues prevalent in Japan and around the world. Each volume contains three modern plays in English translation in a variety of genres ranging from science fiction to mystery. The anthologized plays provide insight into some of the issues facing an increasingly industrialized, capitalized society, including patriotism and the negative effects of national identity formation, the dangers of nuclear energy, and high school bullying. The translations of the plays flow naturally and are readibly playable, which should appeal to those ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-03-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo by Sondra Fraleigh and Tamah Nakamura
           (review)
    • Abstract: A reissue of the 2006 book of the same name, Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo is part of the Routledge Performance Practitioner series' goal to provide "initial exploration" into major contemporary artistic practices. In this case, the subject is butoh, the post-World War II Japanese dance movement which embraces and showcases the imperfect human body. Partially a response to the devastation of the atomic bomb, butoh has been dubbed "the dance of darkness," as its performers' twisted bodies and contorted faces engage and embody the space between life and death. Thanks to overseas attention, today butoh has evolved into a multifaceted international art form and an integral player in the world of modern dance. The ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-03-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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