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Modern Korean Theatre

Kevin J. Wetmore


Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. He is co-editor with Patrick Lonergan of Bloomsbury Methuen Drama’s Critical Companions series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Siyuan Liu

Siyuan Liu is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and is currently the President of the Association for Asian Performance. He has published numerous articles on twentieth-century Chinese and Japanese theatre as well as Asian Canadian theatre in academic journals such as Asian Theatre Journal, Theatre Journal, TDR, and Text & Presentation and several book anthologies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Erin B. Mee

Erin B. Mee is Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow of English, Drama, at New York University, USA. She is author of The Theatre of Roots: Redirecting the Modern Indian Stage (2008), co-editor with Helene Foley of Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage (2011) and editor of DramaContemporary: India, (2001). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900–2000

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014



..., and Korea was no exception. Most of the major playwrights of the 1960s emerged out of the absurdist movement, creating an antirealist avant-garde that sent the tone for the second half of the twentieth century. O Tae-sŏk, post-war Korea’s...

A Theatre of Attraction

The Tempest : A Critical Reader

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2014



... in theatregoers’ minds. This evidence of early performances of The Tempest is preserved in E. K. Chambers , William Shakespeare a Study of Facts and Problems...

The Artist Man and the Mother Woman

Written by

Morna Pearson

~playauthor~Written by~ Morna Pearson

Methuen Drama, 2012

Modern Plays


Scenes: 29, Roles: Total (7), Female (5), Male (2), Unassigned (0)


... The world premiere was staged by the Traverse Theatre Company, Edinburgh on 30 October 2012, in a production directed by Orla O'Loughlin....

Scene 11

... the park the night and test them all. Eh … s'pose. Aye, fuck it, get ten o them and I'll gie you money later. Och nae bother, I'll buy them. In that case, get twenty. K....


Written by

Rona Munro

~playauthor~Written by~ Rona Munro

Nick Hern Books, 1995

NHB Modern Plays


Acts: 2, Scenes: 4, Roles: Total (4), Female (4), Male (0), Unassigned (0)


...Rona Munro’s play Fugue is a psychological horror story about a woman suffering a mental breakdown. It was first performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, on 28 April 1983. The play's first act takes place...

Act 1, Scene 1

...Dark. A Girl’s voice is singing, far away: Queen Mary, Queen Mary my age is sixteen My faither’s a fermer on yonder green. He’s plenty o’ money tae dress me sae braw But there’s nae bonny laddie will tak me awa. Kay 2...