Asian Theatre Journal, vol. 34, no. 1 (2017)

From this issue of Asian Theatre Journal. The betraying husband Bryan (Greg Brostrom) cowers before the spirit of his avenging wife while her ancestress Oiwa cradles the couple’s child in Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei’s Ghost Light: The Haunting. (Photo: Courtesy of Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei)

The spring 2017 issue of the Asian Theatre Journal includes the following works:


Wayang Kulit Kelantan: A Study of Characterization and Puppets
by Ghulam-Sarwar Yousof and Kheng-Kia Khor

Dramatizing Romance of the Three Kingdoms in Japanese Puppet Theatre: Zhuge Liang’s Military Talk on the Three Kingdoms
by Kai Xie

The Development of Indonesian Modern Theatre: Four Periods of Creativity from 1970 to 2015
by Benny Yohanes Timmerman

The Hilarity of Unhappiness in Oh Tae-suk’s Tempest: Cross-Cultural Access and Precolonial/Indigenous Aesthetics
by Kyounghye Kwon

From Wayang Kulit Kelantan: A Study of Characterization and Puppets in this issue. The distinctive features of the Maharaja Wana puppet. Figure made by Dalang Hamzah. (Image: Collection of Rahim bin Hamzah)

Gender and Ethnicity in Indian Classical Dance in Malaysia
by Premalatha Thiagarajan

Ma Xianglan and Wang Zhideng Onstage and Offstage: Rethinking the Romance of a Courtesan Theatre in Ming-Qing China
by Mi Zhao

Murder in the Royal Palace: A Four-Act Play by Younghill Kang
by Wook-Dong Kimk


Rachel Cooper
by Cobina Gillitt

Kathy Foley
by Margaret J. Coldiron

Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei
by David Jortner

Plus performance reviews and book reviews.

Find the full text of the issue at Project MUSE

About the Journal

Asian Theatre Journal is dedicated to the performing arts of Asia, focusing upon both traditional and modern theatrical forms. It aims to facilitate the exchange of knowledge throughout the international theatrical community for the mutual benefit of all interested scholars and artists.


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