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Introduction

Jonathan P. J. Stock

in Huju: Traditional Opera in Modern Shanghai

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262733
eISBN:
9780191734502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262733.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to present the history and music of Shanghai opera to students and scholars of ethnomusicology. Chinese music, despite being ... More


Is Anyone Listening?

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater: Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099362
eISBN:
9780199864737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0028
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter contrasts the audience for contemporary music theater with the audience for traditional opera, arguing that a given performance in a certain place with a certain audience can totally ... More


In Search of Korean Traditional Opera: Discourses of Changguk

Andrew Killick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832902
eISBN:
9780824870065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832902.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This is the first book on Korean opera in a language other than Korean. Its subject is ch'angguk, a form of musical theater that has developed over the last hundred years from the older narrative ... More


Origins and Origin Myths

Andrew Killick

in In Search of Korean Traditional Opera: Discourses of Changguk

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832902
eISBN:
9780824870065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832902.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the still disputed origins of ch'angguk and reveals what is at stake in the debate. It shows how different theories of ch'angguk's origins enhance or detract from its claim to ... More


A Night at the Korean Opera

Andrew Killick

in In Search of Korean Traditional Opera: Discourses of Changguk

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832902
eISBN:
9780824870065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832902.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter describes in detail the author's experience of attending a typical performance of the most frequently staged repertory item of all, The Tale of Ch'unhyang. This provides a reference ... More


Constructing the Nation through Sound: The Music of Ch’anggŭk

Andrew Killick

in In Search of Korean Traditional Opera: Discourses of Changguk

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832902
eISBN:
9780824870065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832902.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the ch'angguk's musical eclecticism and its role in the search for a Korean traditional opera. By describing the main musical resources on which ch'angguk draws, their uses in ... More


Conclusion

Andrew Killick

in In Search of Korean Traditional Opera: Discourses of Changguk

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832902
eISBN:
9780824870065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832902.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In this concluding chapter, the author goes back to the question he posed at the beginning: What do I think of Korean traditional opera? In one form or another, he has been asked this question ... More


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