The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre: Volume 5: Asia/Pacific

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9780415260879: The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre: Volume 5: Asia/Pacific

This new paperback edition provides a unique examination of theatre in Asia and the Pacific and is written by leading experts from within the countries covered. Its far-reaching scope and broad interpretation of theatre (to include all types of performance) set it apart from any other similar publication. Entries on 33 Asian countries are featured in this volume, preceded by introductory essays on Asian Theatre, Theatre in the Pacific, History and Culture, Cosmology, Music, Dance, Theatre for Young Audiences, Mask Theatre and Puppetry.
The volume contains approximately 300,000 words and includes national essays of up to 25,000 words each. The countries include:
Afghanistan * Australia * Bangladesh * Bhutan * Brunei * Cambodia * India * Indonesia * Iran * Japan * Kazakhstan *Kirghizia * Laos * Malaysia * Myanmar * Mongolia * Nepal *New Zealand * Pakistan * Papua New Guinea * PhilippinesNew Zealand * Pakistan * Papua New Guinea * Philippines *Singapore * South Korea * South Pacific * Sri Lanka * Tadjikistan * Thailand * Turkmenistan * Vietnam

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Don Rubin is former Chair of the Department of Theatre at York University in Toronto.Chua Soo Pong is the Director of the Chinese Opera Institute, Singapore Ravi Chaturvedi is the Chair, Department of Dramatics, University of Rajasthan, in Jaipur, India Ramendu Majumdar is Secretary-General of the Bangladesh Centre of the International Theatre Institute, Dhaka. Minoru Tanokura is Secretary-General of the Japanese Centre of the International Association of Theatre Critics Katharine Brisbane is Publisher of Currency Press in Sydney, Australia.

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'This is a very useful introduction to a wide variety of theatre genres, institutions and artists, particularly those developed during the post-colonial era.' - Times Literary Supplement

'Writers from almost every nation on earth profile native expressions of music, dance, and puppet an dramatic theater since 1945 and comment on trends in design, training, criticism, and scholarship, in six insightful, inclusive, and entertaining volumes.' - New York Public Library, Best of Reference selections

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