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Routledge Handbook of Asian Theatre

1st Edition

Edited by Siyuan Liu

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578 pages | 99 B/W Illus.

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Routledge Handbook of Asian Theatre is an advanced level reference guide which surveys the rich and diverse traditions of classical and contemporary performing arts in Asia, showcasing significant scholarship in recent years. An international team of over 50 contributors provide authoritative overviews on a variety of topics across Asia, including dance, music, puppetry, make-up and costume, architecture, colonialism, modernity, gender, musicals, and intercultural Shakespeare.

This volume is divided into four sections covering:

  • Representative Theatrical Traditions in Asia.
  • Cross-Regional Aspects of Classical and Folk Theatres.
  • Modern and Contemporary Theatres in Asian Countries.
  • Modernity, Gender Performance, Intercultural and Musical Theatre in Asia.

Offering a cutting edge overview of Asian theatre and performance, the Handbook is an invaluable resource for academics, researchers and students studying this ever-evolving field.

 

Reviews

"It is a comprehensive resource that can, in different ways, serve both advanced scholars and novice students, and would be a useful text for both undergraduate and graduate courses covering Asian theatre. It will inspire and facilitate faculty to move curricula beyond the familiar genres usually covered in this arena to include more updated views of the subject. It also honors the dedicated scholars who have devoted themselves to this research."

CLAUDIA ORENSTEIN, Hunter College, CUNY, Theatre Journal

Table of Contents

Introduction

Siyuan Liu

Part I. Traditional Theatre in Asia

1. Traditional Indian Theatre

Farley Richmond

2. Traditional Chinese Theatre

Colin Mackerras

3. Traditional Japanese Theatre

Jonah Salz

4. Traditional Indonesian Theatre

I Nyoman Sedana and Kathy Foley

Part II. Dimensions of Traditional Asian Theatre

5. Dance in Traditional Asian Theatre

India: Arya Madhavan

China: Fan Xing

Tibet: Kati Fitzgerald

Uyghur: Ronald Gilliam

Japan: Colleen Lanki

Korea: CedarBough T. Saeji

Southeast Asia: Kathy Foley

Cambodia: Celia Tuchman-Rosta

6. Music in Traditional Asian Theatre

India: Arya Madhavan

China: Ashley Thorpe

Tibet: Kati Fitzgerald

Uyghur: Ronald Gilliam

Japan: Jay Keister

Korea: Andrew Killick

Southeast Asia: Kirstin Pauka

7. Masks in Traditional Asian Theatre

Tibet: Kati Fitzgerald

Korea: CedarBough T. Saeji

Japan: Diego Pellecchia

Southeast Asia: Margaret Coldiron

8. Puppets in Traditional Asian Theatre

Kathy Foley

9. Costume and Makeup in Traditional Asian Theatre

India: David Mason

China: Alexandra Bonds

Japan: Monica Bethe

Southeast Asia: Kirstin Pauka and Lauren Meeker

10. Architecture and Stage of Traditional Asian Theatre

India: David Mason

China: Colin Mackerras

Japan: Julie A. Iezzi

Southeast Asia: Kathy Foley

Part III. Modern Theatre in Asia

11. Modern Indian Theatre

Aparna Dharwadker

12. Modern Theatre in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

Pakistan: David Mason

Bangladesh: Syed Jamil Achmed

Nepal: Carol C. Davis

Sri Lanka: Kanchuka Dharmasiri

13. Modern Japanese Theatre

John K. Gillespie

14. Modern Chinese Theatre

Siyuan Liu

15. Modern Theatre in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, and North Korea

Hong Kong: Gilbert C. F. Fong and Shelby Kar-yan Chan

Taiwai: Katherine Hui-ling Chou

Korea: Kim Yun-Cheol

North Korea: Ji Hyon (Kayla) Yuh

16. Modern Theatre in Mainland Southeast Asia: Thailand, Burma (Myanmar), Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam

Thailand: Pawit Mahasarinand

Burma: Ye Taik

Laos: Jennifer Goodlander

Cambodia: Khoun Chanreaksmey and Siyuan Liu

Vietnam: Trinh Nguyen

17. Modern Theatre in Maritime Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore

Michael Bodden

Part IV. Perspectives of Modern and Contemporary Asian Theatre

18. The Beginning of Spoken Theatre: Colonialism and Colonial Modernity

India: Anita Singh

Indonesia: Matthew Isaac Cohen

Japan: Maki Isaka

China: Siyuan Liu

19. Gender Performance and the Rise of Actresses in Traditional Asian Theatre

India: Anita Singh

Japan: Maki Isaka

China: Siyuan Liu

Southeast Asia: Kathy Foley

Case Study: Indonesian Wayang kulit Dalang: Jennifer Goodlander and Ashley Robertson

20. Gender Performance and the Rise of Actresses in Modern Asian Theatre

India: Anita Singh

Japan: Ayako Kano

China: Siyuan Liu

Korea: Jan Creutzenberg

Southeast Asia: Kathy Foley

21. Modern Asian Theatre and Indigenous Performance

India: Anita Singh

Japan: Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei

China: Siyuan Liu

Korea: Jan Creutzenberg

Southeast Asia: Kathy Foley

22. Traditional Asian Performance in Modern and Contemporary Times

India: Arya Madhavan

Japan: Jonah Salz

China: Min Tian

Korea: CedarBough T. Saeji

Southeast Asia: Jennifer Goodlander

23. Intercultural Theatre and Asian Shakespeare Productions in Asia

India: Shormishtha Panja

Japan: Suematsu Michiko

Chinese language theatre: Alexa Huang

Southeast Asia: Yong Li Lan

24. Modern Musicals in Asia

Japan: Makiko Yamanashi

China: Sissi Liu

Hong Kong: Gilbert C. F. Fong and Shelby Kar-yan Chan

Taiwan: Fan-ting Cheng

Korea: Ji Hyon (Kayla) Yuh

Southeast Asia: Caleb Goh

About the Editor

Siyuan Liu is a former President of the Association for Asian Performance and an Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PER000000
PERFORMING ARTS / General
PER011000
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General