The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre: Asia/Pacific

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Don Rubin, Chua Soo Pong, Ravi Chaturvedi, Ramendu Majumdar, Minoru Tanokura
Taylor & Francis, 2001 - History - 524 pages
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This new paperback edition provides a unique examination of theatre in Asia and the Pacific and is written by leading experts from within the countries covered. Its far-reaching scope and broad interpretation of theatre (to include all types of performance) set it apart from any other similar publication. Entries on 33 Asian countries are featured in this volume, preceded by introductory essays on Asian Theatre, Theatre in the Pacific, History and Culture, Cosmology, Music, Dance, Theatre for Young Audiences, Mask Theatre and Puppetry.
The volume contains approximately 300,000 words and includes national essays of up to 25,000 words each. The countries include:
Afghanistan * Australia * Bangladesh * Bhutan * Brunei * Cambodia * India * Indonesia * Iran * Japan * Kazakhstan *Kirghizia * Laos * Malaysia * Myanmar * Mongolia * Nepal *New Zealand * Pakistan * Papua New Guinea * PhilippinesNew Zealand * Pakistan * Papua New Guinea * Philippines *Singapore * South Korea * South Pacific * Sri Lanka * Tadjikistan * Thailand * Turkmenistan * Vietnam
  

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Contents

Of Nations and Their Theatres
3
Encounters with Tradition
16
Wolfgang Wohlert
30
Afghanistan Overview
37
India
115
Iran
191
Japan
202
Kazakhstan Overview
251
Mongolia Overview
308
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About the author (2001)

Rubin is former Chair of the Department of Theatre at York University, Canada, and founding editor of the Canadian Review.

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