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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...

‘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...

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...

Museums: Sites of Display and Identity

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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...National museums are exemplary sites through which nations tell their story and represent themselves to their citizens and others. (Thompson 2012: 54)At the Thai National Museum, I first encountered an exhibit on the history of Thailand...

The Irony and Rhetoric of the Global Millennium

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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...With his background in music, David Henry Hwang sought opportunities to work in opera and musical theatre throughout the 1990s. He had worked with Philip Glass on a few occasions, but he also had his eye on large-scale Broadway musicals...

Puppetry and Identity in Virtual Worlds

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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...I was surprised to see a photo from the hit television show Star Trek featured on a Facebook post on the wall of the page for “Fusion Wayang Kulit,” an organization working to save the traditional shadow puppet form in Malaysia. The image...

Introduction

Mary Mazzilli

Dr Mary Mazzilli is a Lecturer in Drama and Literature at University of Essex. She was a Lecturer in Theatre Theory and Contemporary Practice at Goldsmiths in the Theatre and Performance Department (2015-2016). In 2012-2014, she was a post-doctoral fellow at Nanyang Technological University - Singapore in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gao Xingjian’s Post-Exile Plays : Transnationalism and Postdramatic Theatre

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...In 2000, Chinese-born playwright, director, novelist and painter Gao Xingjian won the Nobel Prize for Literature. At that time, Gao had already been living in Europe for about thirteen years after making the decision, in 1987, to live...

Between Radical Adaptation and Strategic Adaptability: Ki Catur ‘Benyek’ Kuncoro in Conversation with Miguel Escobar

Theatre and Adaptation: Return, Rewrite, Repeat

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...This interview was conducted in Indonesian, rather than Javanese, upon the artist’s request, and was translated into English by the author. Indonesian naming practices vary greatly, but many Javanese people do not have a family name. Second...

Identity Politics and Multiculturalism in the 1990s

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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...In 1990, while M. Butterfly was still running on Broadway, David Henry Hwang received a phone call from the actor B. D. Wong. The call was about a new musical that was being imported from London, set to open on Broadway with a white actor...