Four Contemporary Korean Plays
"South Korean drama has received considerable attention in Europe and Asia, but, until recently, received only scant attention in the United States. This anthology contains early works (1989-1993) by one of Korea's leading theatre artists. These works reflect the nature of Lee Yun-Taek's genius, his contributions to contemporary Korean theatre, and the socio-political climate in South Korea during the release of his early works. They are indeed "brief chronicles of their time."" "The plays, Citizen K; O-Gu: A Ceremony of Death; Mask of Fire: Ceremony of Power; and The Dummy Bride: A Ceremony of Love, are a collection that illuminates such polarities as purity/depravity, madness/reason, power/impotence, life/death, and freedom/oppression. These polarities are clearly Korean in form and substance, but their subject matter and motifs are universal. An introductory essay addresses particular aspects of each drama with extensive notes accompanying each play, which include information about Korean society, culture, and history."--BOOK JACKET.
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A Brief Biography
A Ceremony of Death
A Ceremony of Power
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1st SON'S WIFE ACTOR aged MOTHER Aigo artistic audience baby BLACK SERVANT BLIND SINGER body BONG-SUK Busan cards ceremony CHIEF LADY-IN-WAITING Choe Chun Doo-Whan CITIZEN CONDOLER COURT PHYSICIAN crying culture dance dark dead death dramatic dream drum DRUNK DUMMY BRIDE ELDER KING Enter eyes FEMALE JAILER FEMALE REPORTER FEMALE SHAMAN Fire Dragon furnace grandma Gwangju hand heaven hell Hong human intellectual INTERROGATOR island Japanese JOBLESS YOUNG Jongno Joseon Dynasty JUDGE Kim Jae-Kyu kind King's Korean language Korean theatre kut performance Lee Yun-Taek's Lee's light LITTLE BEGGAR live look Majesty manifesto Mask of Fire MESSENGER MESSIAH metal MICHAEL mourning National night O-Gu opium orgeat syrup PATRIOTIC YOUNG Pause play POLICE SERGEANT puppet scene SEOK-CHUL Seoul Shindorim Station singing son-of-a-bitch song sound South Korea spirit stall stands talking translated What's WIDOW Yun-Taek