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Library Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 481, SJR: 0.3, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Information and Library Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 379, SJR: 0.247, CiteScore: 0)
portal: Libraries and the Academy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 236, SJR: 1.182, CiteScore: 1)
J. of the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 199, SJR: 0.239, CiteScore: 0)
Human Rights Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 73, SJR: 0.625, CiteScore: 1)
Anthropological Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 65, SJR: 0.461, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 56, SJR: 1.579, CiteScore: 3)
J. of the History of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 49, SJR: 0.74, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Higher Education, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45, SJR: 1.213, CiteScore: 2)
New Literary History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40, SJR: 0.83, CiteScore: 2)
Film & History: An Interdisciplinary J. of Film and Television Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Modernism/modernity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.188, CiteScore: 0)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
Information & Culture : A J. of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
J. of Military History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
J. of World History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.187, CiteScore: 0)
MFS Modern Fiction Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.186, CiteScore: 0)
Narrative     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.305, CiteScore: 1)
Cinema J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Language     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.101, CiteScore: 1)
Technology and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.284, CiteScore: 0)
Shakespeare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Contemporary Southeast Asia: A J. of Intl. and Strategic Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.357, CiteScore: 1)
Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Philosophy and Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Colonialism and Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
J. of Narrative Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
J. of the History of Sexuality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.64, CiteScore: 1)
Review of Higher Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.601, CiteScore: 2)
Canadian J. of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.758, CiteScore: 1)
Framework : The J. of Cinema and Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
J. of Women's History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Humanity : An Intl. J. of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Reviews in American History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
French Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.156, CiteScore: 0)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
African Economic History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Early Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.226, CiteScore: 0)
China : An Intl. J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.165, CiteScore: 0)
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Comitatus : A J. of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Essays in Medieval Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Yearbook of Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Arizona Quarterly: A J. of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.29, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Japanese Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.162, CiteScore: 0)
Harvard J. of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Notes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.136, CiteScore: 0)
Mouseion: J. of the Classical Association of Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Ghana Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Buildings & Landscapes: J. of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Shofar : An Interdisciplinary J. of Jewish Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.103, CiteScore: 0)
Advertising & Society Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
The Lion and the Unicorn     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Policy History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.125, CiteScore: 0)
Shakespeare Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
AUDEM : The Intl. J. of Higher Education and Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Victorian Periodicals Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.338, CiteScore: 0)
Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.283, CiteScore: 1)
Latin American Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.312, CiteScore: 0)
Economía     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Theory & Event     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
J. of the Early Republic     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Jewish Identities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Asian Music     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Theatre Topics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
J. of the Civil War Era     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
J. of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.175, CiteScore: 0)
Sojourn: J. of Social Issues in Southeast Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.294, CiteScore: 0)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.259, CiteScore: 0)
Diaspora: A J. of Transnational Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Demokratizatsiya: The J. of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.447, CiteScore: 1)
Logos: A J. of Catholic Thought and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
Archives of Asian Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Discourse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Studies in the Literary Imagination     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian Review of Comparative Literature / Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Region : Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.17, CiteScore: 0)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Cultural Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.107, CiteScore: 0)
Tolkien Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Late Imperial China     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.173, CiteScore: 0)
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
Philosophy East and West     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.249, CiteScore: 0)
SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.131, CiteScore: 0)
Postmodern Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Hispanic Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in the Novel     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Mosaic : a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Christianity & Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Histoire sociale/Social history     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.376, CiteScore: 0)
Victorian Poetry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.166, CiteScore: 0)
China Review Intl.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Human Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.356, CiteScore: 1)
Spiritus: A J. of Christian Spirituality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.125, CiteScore: 0)
Rhetoric & Public Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.556, CiteScore: 1)
Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Digital Philology : A J. of Medieval Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
James Joyce Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
MLN     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.128, CiteScore: 0)
Literature and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.109, CiteScore: 0)
American Periodicals : A J. of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.145, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Latin American Popular Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Race/Ethnicity : Multidisciplinary Global Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Asia Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.299, CiteScore: 1)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
J. of College Student Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.806, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.649, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Song-Yuan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Southeast Asian Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
J. for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Hispania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.261, CiteScore: 0)
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Revista de Estudios Hispánicos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Contagion : J. of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre History Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Toronto J. of Theology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.105, CiteScore: 0)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
Oceanic Linguistics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.232, CiteScore: 0)
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Sign Language Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.554, CiteScore: 1)
Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
ASEAN Economic Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Monumenta Nipponica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
The Velvet Light Trap     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Hebrew Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Dramatic Theory and Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Intertexts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Social Research : An Intl. Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Individual Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of the Society of Christian Ethics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.14, CiteScore: 0)
Seoul J. of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
J. of American Folklore     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.212, CiteScore: 0)
Buddhist-Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Kennedy Institute of Ethics J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.368, CiteScore: 1)
Revista Hispánica Moderna     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Late Antiquity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Future of Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.897, CiteScore: 2)
Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.183, CiteScore: 0)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Partial Answers: J. of Literature and the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.166, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre Notebook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Ohio History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Theatre Symposium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Arizona J. of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.35, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Shi'a Islamic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Quaker History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Latin American Music Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Southwestern Historical Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.116, CiteScore: 0)
Transactions of the American Philological Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.338, CiteScore: 0)
Feminist Formations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Developing Areas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Latin American Geography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J. of Burma Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
Asian Bioethics Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Franciscan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Register of the Kentucky Historical Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
La corónica : A J. of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J19 : The J. of Nineteenth-Century Americanists     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Antipodes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Historically Speaking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Islamic Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.257, CiteScore: 0)
philoSOPHIA     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Hispanófila     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Review of Japanese Culture and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
High School J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
Southern Literary J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Asian Theatre J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
Azalea: J. of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
The Moving Image     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Histories of Anthropology Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Comparative Drama     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.115, CiteScore: 0)
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
The Comparatist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Hemingway Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Perspectives in Biology and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.258, CiteScore: 0)
Joyce Studies Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
J. of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.337, CiteScore: 1)

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      PubDate: 2020-06-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Staging Revolution: Artistry and Aesthetics in Model Beijing Opera During
           the Cultural Revolution by Xing Fan (review)
    • Abstract: Xing Fan begins Staging Revolution: Artistry and Aesthetics in Model Beijing Opera during the Cultural Revolution with a performance anecdote. She recounts the night in 2001 when she saw The Red Lantern, among the most famous of the ten model jingju, performed at the Yisu Grand Theatre in Xi'an. (Though the term jingju has often been translated into English as Peking Opera or Beijing Opera, Fan joins the growing number of scholars who choose to call it jingju.) That night in Xi'an, a packed crowd of over a thousand intently watched the production, at times singing along, at other times discussing with fellow audience members how this night's cast compared with the original cast that had premiered The Red Lantern ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Revolutionary Bodies: Chinese Dance and the Socialist Legacy by Emily
           Wilcox (review)
    • Abstract: Revolutionary Bodies: Chinese Dance and the Socialist Legacy is the first monograph by Emily Wilcox. In this book, Wilcox examines the history of Chinese dance development in the People's Republic of China (PRC) from its emergence in the 1940s. This groundbreaking research highlights the practices of Chinese concert dance and provides enormous historical sources for the reader. Before the publication of Revolutionary Bodies, Chinese dance studies (in English) were shaped by socialist propaganda and Asian performance studies which focused on Chinese revolutionary ballet and the performance practices other than dance. In this text, Wilcox, who conducted intensive fieldwork at the Beijing Dance Academy (Beijing Wudao ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Monks, Bandits, Lovers and Immortals: Eleven Early Chinese Plays transed.
           by Stephen H. West and Wilt L. Idema, and: Battles, Betrayals, and
           Brotherhood: Early Chinese Plays on the Three Kingdoms transed. by Wilt L.
           Idema and Stephen H. West (review)
    • Abstract: These two anthologies fill a scholarly gap and provide readers with reasonably priced texts that cross language boundaries and give excellent translations of early Chinese classical plays. Monks, Bandits, Lovers and Immortals contains eleven plays, first written in the period from 1250 to 1450, which build on and reflect an oral performance tradition. The second work, Battles, Betrayals, and Brotherhood compiles seven early Chinese plays about the Three Kingdoms era. Unlike recent scholarly trends with the focus on contemporary works, these two books highlight Idema and West's edits and translations of the early traditional Chinese dramas. Rather than having a single author translating the seven early plays on the ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Opera, Society, and Politics in Modern China by Hsiaot'i Li (review)
    • Abstract: Although the model operas produced during China's Cultural Revolution stand out in theatre history for their ability to seamlessly blend traditional forms with contemporary concerns, a number of scholars writing in English have shed light on experiments that preceded these performances. Colin Mackerras, for instance, has pointed out that popular opera played a part in the collapse of the Qing Dynasty (Chinese Theatre: From Its Origins to the Present Day). Later, researchers have discussed politicized performances in the context of subsequent historical moments and specific geographical locations, including the Sino-Japanese War (Chang-tai Hung, War and Popular Culture: Resistance in Modern China, 1937–1945), the ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Cross-Gender China: Across Yin-Yang, Across Cultures, and Beyond Jingju by
           Huai Bao aka H. B. Dhawa (review)
    • Abstract: Utilizing nandan, or "male-to-female cross-gender performers" (p. 2) to impersonate female roles is a time-honored practice on the stage of xiqu (indigenous Chinese theatre). The prototype of nandan dates back to the use of fake women (nong jia furen) initiated by the late Tang actors;1 while nandan, as a considerable force in the theatre, was not full-fledged until the historic development of the chuanqi (literally "transforming of the marvellous", romance) style of xiqu during the Ming period (1368–1644). During the whole of the Qing period (1644–1912), nandan dominated the theatrical market as the Qing court forbade women from theatrical attendance. Despite the appearance of the earliest all-female troupes ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Frontier Within: Essays by Abe Kōbō by Abe Kōbō
           (review)
    • Abstract: Abe Kōbō occupies a slightly unusual position in the canon of Japanese literature. A prolific author of novels, short stories, plays and essays as well as a noted theatre director and educator, his work straddles the boundary between the height of shingeki (new drama) and the birth of the shōgekijō (little theatre) movement in the 1960s. Despite significant critical attention—Donald, Keene, for example, has translated and published many of Abe's plays; scholars such as Margaret Key and Thimothy Iles have written about his work—Abe seems to have faded from critical interest among Japanese theatre scholars in the past decade. Such a move is unfortunate; Abe was not only a prolific and gifted playwright but also a ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Performing Kamishibai: An Emerging New Literacy for a Global Audience by
           Tara M. McGowan (review)
    • Abstract: Written by Tara M. McGowan, Performing Kamishibai: An Emerging New Literacy for a Global Audience explores the potential of the Japanese performance tradition of kamishibai in an educational setting. The study analyzes McGowan's experiences introducing kamishibai in two different classrooms; it also discusses its potential to upend traditional educational hierarchies and to offer students a multimodal form of communication. Performing Kamishibai is the result of meticulous and dedicated research and analysis and gives a unique perspective on the opportunities kamishibai offers in an educational environment.McGowan clarifies in her introduction that her book is not a study of kamishibai performance in Japan but ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Salpuri-Chum, A Korean Dance for Expelling Evil Spirits: A Psychoanalytic
           Interpretation of its Artistic Characteristics by Eun-Joo Lee and
           Yong-Shin Kim (review)
    • Abstract: This slim volume is densely packed with information and analysis concerning Salpuri-Chum, a secular entertainment derived from a traditional shamanic ritual. The authors set out to discuss the nature of the dance form (its history, characteristics, and various styles) as well as its meaning and significance in relation to the "emotional dynamics of the Korean people" (p. 11), using Freudian psychoanalytic theory as an interpretive tool. Although its focus is clearly rather specialized, the book appears to be aimed at a more-or-less general audience, inviting the reader into the world of Salpuri-Chum and the spiritual and psychological traits of the Korean people. It should be of particular interest to Korean ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Rāmāyaṇa Saṁkṣepaṁ: An Āṭṭaprakāraṁ (Acting Manual) for
           Depicting the Story of Rāmāyaṇa Through Mudrās in
           Kūṭiyāṭṭaṁ Theatre by G. Irinjalakuda Venu (review)
    • Abstract: This remarkable publication by G. Venu is an invaluable, highly accessible, beautifully produced print and audio-visual resource for understanding and appreciating the three-dimensional embodied process of acting and training actors within the kūṭiyāṭṭaṁ tradition of performing Sanskrit dramas in Kerala. The publication includes an introduction to kūṭiyāṭṭaṁ; bilingual translation (Malayalam/English) of the acting manual; along with an audio-visual publication of this specific manual for teaching acting within the kūṭiyāṭṭaṁ tradition in the form of photographs; and two exquisitely produced accompanying DVDs with close-up camera work featuring Kapila Venu as she performs the entire text over a period of three hours ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Socio-Political History Of Marathi Theatre: Thirty Nights by Makarand
           Sathe (review)
    • Abstract: Makarand Sathe's A Socio-Political History of Marathi Theatre: Thirty Nights is described by Kumar Ketkar, in the introduction, as part discourse and part keertan, a didactic form of storytelling employed in Hindu temples (p. xxiii). Using a meta-framework of narrative dialogue between a clown and a playwright to trace the history of Marathi theatre, Sathe does a magnificent job of keeping readers aware of regional and national narratives occurring in colonial/post-colonial India by drawing parallel influences between theatre and national politics. He offers several insights into Marathi theatre while simultaneously acknowledging noteworthy contributions made by those overlooked by the mainstream. The book details ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Excavations, Interrogations, Krishen Jit and Contemporary Malaysian
           
    • Abstract: This is a book of remembrances—ranging from a performance text to personal memories—regarding one of Southeast Asia's most influential director-thinkers of the postcolonial era: Krishen Jit (1939–2005). The work, generously illustrated and well designed (Zarina Othman), documents a conference held at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac) on 9–11 January 2015, which gathered those affected by Krishen's work as director, theatre critic, or co-creator of contemporary performance in Malaysia and Singapore. Krishen taught history at University of Malaya (UM) but was best-known as a public intellectual and important theatre director. Much of his professional directing came after his retirement from teaching.Krishen ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Puppets and Cities: Articulating Identities in Southeast Asia by Jennifer
           Goodlander (review)
    • Abstract: In her latest book, Puppets and Cities: Articulating Identities in Southeast Asia, scholar/practitioner Jennifer Goodlander has created a compelling collection of essays that examine how "puppetry complements and combines with urban spaces to articulate present and future individual, cultural, and national identities" (p. 3). For Goodlander, this examination comes at a crucial time when local and global communities and their politics are changing at an increasing rate, necessitating a fresh look at how cultural forms, such as puppetry, transforms alongside as cities in Southeast Asia continue to "serve as large-scale testing grounds for the reinvention of tradition and the questioning of cultural and national ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Mak Yong: World Heritage Theatre by Ghulam-Sarwar Yousof (review)
    • Abstract: Richly illustrated with some 130 drawings and photographs of actors, actresses, costuming, staging, and musical instruments, this exceptional book features the traditional Malay dance theatre known as mak yong (also, makyung) as performed in the State of Kelantan throughout the twentieth century (and still today in some limited contexts). The book discusses and illustrates this theatrical genre within a prelude followed by eleven chapters, an appendix comprising synopses of four selected stories from the mak yong dramatic repertory, a select bibliography, and a glossary of terminology.This story of mak yong may be seen from several different perspectives; the author details his introduction to and involvement with ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • From The Editor
    • Abstract: With all of his chief kinsmen now dead, Ravan himself fights Ram. After a protracted battle, Ram pierces Ravan's heart with an arrow and he falls dead. Hanuman and others triumphantly bring Sita out of captivity, and Ram anoints Vibhishan king of Lanka. With the war and his exile over, Ram and his party return to Ayodhya. Ram and Bharat are joyfully reunited, and everyone celebrates as Ram is reinstalled on the ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Note on Transliteration
    • Abstract: In transliterating words from Indian languages (mostly Hindi in Devanagari) into Roman script, this issue uses italics and diacritics as designated in the ALA-LC Romanization Tables, https://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/roman.html, with the following caveats:Forwordsthatare common to Hindi and other languages like Sanskrit, Avadhi and Urdu, but unfamiliar to many English speakers, we have followed the transliteration conventions of Hindi, dropping unvoiced short "a"-s in medial and final positions, unless a classical context is specifically referenced. Indian theatre/performance genres only appear with diacritics and italics on first mention in the body of the text.ārtī not āratīras not rasaRamlila (Rāmlīlā); Nautanki ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Introduction: The Field of Ramlila
    • Abstract: This special issue is intended to briefly introduce the field of Ramlila (Rāmlīlā, the play or sporting of Lord Ram) as a performance practice and as an idea. It is designed to give a taste of its geographic range and a sample of its multiple and diverse manifestations in India and the Indian diaspora. Although some commentators on Ramlila read the term very broadly, merging it with the more expansive idea of Ram-katha (Rām-kathā, storytelling about Ram), for the purposes of this special issue, I am framing it as a mode of intentional performance that places human agents in the roles of figures from the Ramayan, on temporary or fixed stages with a "picture-box" opening, and/or in the round, in natural and built ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Story of Ram in Ramlila
    • Abstract: There are many versions of the story of Ram, but the story that is told in many Ramlilas, plus or minus some scenes, is fairly consistent and begins long before Ram's birth in the kingdom of Ayodhya. Two backstories entailing twists of fate and curses uttered in rage are often presented to set up the main plot. In the first one, a young Dashrath slays the virtuous and dutiful son Shravankumar in a hunting accident, prompting the latter's blind father to proclaim that the king too will one day be separated from his son and die bereft. In the second backstory, the overly confident sage Narad discovers that Lord Vishnu has "made a monkey out of him" to bring him down a few spiritual notches, leading him to declare ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Old Delhi's Spectacular Lav-Kush Ramlila: Three Pivotal Scenes in
           Translation
    • Abstract: Arvind Rajagopal writes in his book, Politics After Television: Hindu Nationalism and the Reshaping of the Public in India, that the official proposal for the serialization of the Ramayan and the Mahabharat stated, "Ramayan is not only a great epic of Himalayan dimensions, it is also a repository of our social and moral values. … The real challenge … lies in seeing this immortal epic with the eyes of a modern man and relating its message to the spiritual and emotional needs of our age" (Rajagopal 2001: 80). Ramanand Sagar's 78-episode serial Ramayan (1987–1988), based largely on Valmiki and Tulsidas' versions of this great Indian epic, was first broadcast on television on 25 January 1987. Within a couple of ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "Ramayan Gaan" or Singing the Ramayan in West Bengal, Assam, and
           Bangladesh
    • Abstract: The Rāmāyaṇa of Valmiki, considered ādi-mahākāvya or "the primary poem," is one of the two major epics of India, the other being the Mahābhārata. Surveying India's long literary history, we can see many iterations of Ram's narrative, ones that appear in many Ramayans besides Valmiki's and in the Puranas (a classical genre that tells the stories of the gods), particularly the Padma purāṇa (circa tenth century). A condensed version of the Ramayan is even in Vyasa's Mahābhārata. Ever since Valmiki composed his Rāmāyaṇa over two millennia ago, the epic has been translated and adapted in many languages and forms; the story has been kept alive in the popular imagination through various textual, oral, visual, and ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Community, Artistry, and Storytelling in the Cultural Confluence of
           Nautanki and Ramlila
    • Abstract: This essay explores the interconnected histories and common elements of two popular forms of North-Indian theatre, Ramlila (Rāmlīlā) and Nautanki (nauṭaṅkī), both often uncritically referred to as "traditional" or "folk" theatre, a designation that elides their inherent dynamism and heterogeneity. Many of the structural and aesthetic elements of these two styles of theatre are actually ones common to other North-Indian performance traditions such as Swang (svāṅg),1 Bhagat (bhagat), Sangit (saṅgīt), Khayal (khayāl), and Raslila (rāslīlā). All of these performance forms are related and spring from the same cultural soil. Nautanki, in fact, grew directly out of these traditions, and includes both religious and ... Read More
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  • Reminisces with My Father, A Nautanki and Ramlila Master Artist
    • Abstract: Thank you, Pandit ji, for having a conversation with me about Ramlila and Nautanki. You are not only my father but also my guru. I grew up performing with you in both Ramlila and Nautanki, from the time I was around three years of age. Like your fans, I have always admired you as a great star, but I've also had the honor knowing you as a son, friend and fellow performer. Over the years, we've had many wonderful chats about the indigenous theatre traditions of India. So I wanted to take this opportunity now to interview you so you could share some of your knowledge and memories with the rest of the world, for the sake of future generations.Pandit Ram Dayal Sharma (center) and Devendra Sharma (far right) perform in ... Read More
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  • Kumaoni Ramlila, A Conversation with Himanshu Joshi
    • Abstract: The following is an edited version of an interview conducted 21 April 2019.Himanshu ji, thank you so much for joining me in conversation about the fabled Ramlilas (Rāmlīlās) of the Kumaon region. I first had the pleasure of hearing you speak—and sing—at the Second International Ramlila Conference hosted by the IGNCA (Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts) in Delhi in 2015, which really sparked my interest in Kumaoni Ramlila. Most people know you as a vocalist in fusion rock band Indian Ocean. But you are also an expert on the music and theatre of Almora and the Kumaon region. First let me ask you, how did your passion for Kumaoni music and Ramlila begin'I grew up immersed in Kumaoni music and theatre. I have ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Review-essay: Documenting Ramayan: Leela in Kheriya and In the Shadow of
           Time
    • Abstract: This essay provides some critical notes on two documentary films focusing on grassroots manifestations of the Ramayan performance tradition. The first film, Molly Kaushal's Leela in Kheriya (2016), records, in a poetic and self-reflexive register, an intercommunity/Hindu-Muslim performance of Ramlila (Rāmlīlā) in the village of Kheria Patiwara (hereafter Kheria), located in the district of Firozabad in Uttar Pradesh. The second film, Shankhajeet De's In the Shadow of Time (2016) focuses on the problematics of cultural appropriation relating to the shadowpuppet tradition of Ravana Chhaya (Rāvaṇ chāyā), from the eastern state of Odisha (Orissa). Both films focus for the most part on rural locations, calling attention ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
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