The Poetics of Difference and Displacement: Twentieth-Century Chinese-Western Intercultural Theater

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This book views intercultural theatre as a process of displacement and re-placement of various cultural and theatrical forces.

Hong Kong University Press

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Overview

This book views intercultural theatre as a process of displacement and re-placement of various cultural and theatrical forces.

Hong Kong University Press

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  • ISBN-13: 9789622099074
  • Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Introduction 1

Ch. 1 From the Neo-Classical to the Early Avant-Garde: Europe's First Encounters with Traditional Chinese Theatre 19

Ch. 2 The Effect of Displacement: Brecht's Concept of the "Alienation Effect" and Traditional Chinese Theatre 39

Ch. 3 Re-Theatricalizing the Theatre of the Grotesque: Meyerhold's "Theatre of Convention" and Traditional Chinese Theatre 61

Ch. 4 "The Danger of Knowing All About the East": Gordon Craig, Mei Lanfang and the Chinese Theatre 83

Ch. 5 Traditions, Differences, and Displacements: The Theoretical Construct of Eugenio Barba's "Eurasian Theatre" 97

Ch. 6 Intercultural Theatre at the New Fin de Siecle: Peter Sellars's Postmodern Approach to Traditional Chinese Theatre 113

Ch. 7 In Search of the Modern: Intercultural Transformation of Modern Chinese Theatre 141

Ch. 8 Wiping Real Tears with Water-Sleeves: The Displacement of Stanislavsky to Traditional Chinese Theatre 159

Ch. 9 From "Avant-Garde" to "Tradition": Contemporary Chinese Theatre in Search of Identity 175

Ch. 10 When Cathay Meets Greek: The Adaptation and Staging of Greek Tragedy in Traditional Chinese Theatrical Forms 193

Ch. 11 Sinicizing the Bard: The Adaptation and Staging of Shakespeare in Traditional Chinese Theatrical Forms 213

Conclusion: The Matrix and Dynamics of Intercultural Displacement 237

Notes 241

Glossary 249

Works Cited 253

Index 273

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