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Routledge Handbook of Asian Theatre

Edited by: Siyuan Liu

Print publication date:  February  2016
Online publication date:  February  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415821551
eBook ISBN: 9781315641058
Adobe ISBN: 9781317278863

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Book description

Routledge Handbook of Asian Theatre is an advanced level reference guide which surveys the rich and diverse traditions of classical and contemporary performing arts in Asia, showcasing significant scholarship in recent years. An international team of over 50 contributors provide authoritative overviews on a variety of topics across Asia, including dance, music, puppetry, make-up and costume, architecture, colonialism, modernity, gender, musicals, and intercultural Shakespeare.

This volume is divided into four sections covering:

  • Representative Theatrical Traditions in Asia.
  • Cross-Regional Aspects of Classical and Folk Theatres.
  • Modern and Contemporary Theatres in Asian Countries.
  • Modernity, Gender Performance, Intercultural and Musical Theatre in Asia.

Offering a cutting edge overview of Asian theatre and performance, the Handbook is an invaluable resource for academics, researchers and students studying this ever-evolving field.


Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Traditional Indian theatre Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Traditional Chinese theatre Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Traditional Japanese theatre Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Traditional Indonesian theatre Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Dance in traditional Asian theatre Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Music in traditional Asian theatre Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Masks in traditional Asian theatre Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Puppets in traditional Asian theatre Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Costume and makeup in traditional Asian theatre Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Architecture and stage of traditional Asian theatre Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Modern Indian theatre Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Modern theatre in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Modern Japanese theatre Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Modern Chinese theatre Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Modern theatre in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and North Korea Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Modern theatre in mainland Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Modern theatre in maritime Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The beginning of spoken theatre in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Gender performance and the rise of actresses in traditional Asian theatre Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Gender performance and the rise of actresses in modern Asian theatre Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Modern Asian theatre and indigenous performance Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Traditional Asian performance in modern and contemporary times Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Intercultural theatre and Shakespeare productions in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Modern musicals in Asia Download PDF
Glossary Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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