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...As the Japanese battleship Yamato steams towards the island of Okinawa in the closing months of World War II, a naval officer on board makes an unexpected discovery among the stores of rice, leeks, and pickled radishes. A child has stowed...
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...During WWII in Seattle, University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi fights the US government's orders to forcibly remove and incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. As he struggles to reconcile his country...

At the Site of the Void

Performance Studies in Motion : International Perspectives and Practices in the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...The women huddle close to each other under umbrellas as strong winds and rain lash against the fragile temporary shelter. It is 3 May 2008 and I am in Canaman, Camarines Sur, in Bicol, Philippines, for the last day of the annual...

Other Critical Perspectives

Esther Kim Lee

Esther Kim Lee is Associate Professor and Associate Director of Theatre in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of David Henry Hwang

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...‘Something Beyond and Above’: David Henry Hwang’s Revision of Flower Drum Song Josephine Lee...

Cult of the New?

Aleks Sierz

Aleks Sierz is Visiting Research Fellow at Rose Bruford College, and author of In-Yer-Face Theatre: British Drama Today (Faber, 2001) and The Theatre of Martin Crimp (Methuen Drama, 2006). He also works as a journalist, broadcaster, lecturer and theatre critic. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rewriting The Nation

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2011

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...Sarah Forget ‘the edge’, it’s a mirage. I should know. I wasted ten years touring in a Bedford van deluding myself I was delivering ‘edge’ to the blunted masses. When I finally realised the edge was merely the questionable invention...

New Technologies in Korean Shamanism

Performance Studies in Motion : International Perspectives and Practices in the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...In contemporary South Korea, the performance of shamanic rituals (kut) is an appreciated cultural trait and a valuable commodity that produces economic gain. The Republic of Korea is referred to as South Korea or Korea...

‘First impressions’: the openings of screen versions of pride and prejudice

Deborah Cartmell

Deborah Cartmell is Professor of English, De Montfort University, UK. Her recent publications include Adaptations in the Sound Era: 1927-3, Teaching Adaptations, ed. and A Companion to Literature, Film and Adaptation. She is co-editor and founder of the international journals, Adaptation and Shakespeare and series editor of the Bloomsbury Adaptation Histories. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screen Adaptations Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice : The Relationship between Text and Film

Methuen Drama, 2010

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...Austen’s thematic concern with first impressions translates to screen adaptations of the novel in various ways, reflecting individual slants on the narrative, dependent on both their contexts and genres. Before examining the film...

Conservative Adaptation in Japanese Noh Theatre: Udaka Michishige in Conversation with Diego Pellecchia

Theatre and Adaptation: Return, Rewrite, Repeat

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...Introduction How does the notion of ‘adaptation’ apply to a classical theatre genre where language, dramatic structure, music, and mise en scène are prescribed by a canon? Can this English word be used invariably to describe works...
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...Yasmin Sheikh feels torn in the city she used to call home, but Aisha sees a different London to her best friend. When Yasmin suddenly disappears to Syria, Aisha embarks on a mission to uncover the truth and decide whether there is any hope...

Conclusion—Puppet Exchanges and Regional Identity in George Town

Jennifer Goodlander

Jennifer Goodlander is an Associate Professor at Indiana University, USA—teaching in theatre and comparative literature and is Director of the Southeast Asian and ASEAN Studies Program. Her book, Women in the Shadows: Gender, Puppets, and the Power of Tradition in Bali was published in 2016. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on the relationship of tradition to modernity within Southeast Asian Societies. She also performs Balinese shadow puppetry in the US and internationally. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Puppets and Cities : Articulating Identities in Southeast Asia

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...Outside the Municipal Town Hall Building in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, stood a circle of about 140 sculpted bear statues (Figure 8.1). Each measured about six feet in height, and their arms were stretched up into the air as if holding...