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Performing hybridity in colonial-modern China

Author: Siyuan Liu
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2013]
Series: Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Shanghai during the early portion of the twentieth century, a hybrid theatrical form emerged that was based on Western spoken theatre, classical Chinese theatre, and a Japanese hybrid form of kabuki and Western-style spoken theatre called "shinpa" (new school drama). Known as "wenmingxi" (civilized drama), this form has, until recently, largely been ignored by scholars in China and the West as it does not fit  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Liu, Siyuan, 1964 November 7-
Performing hybridity in colonial-modern China
(DLC) 2012038453
(OCoLC)814301508
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Siyuan Liu
ISBN: 9781137306111 1137306114 9781137306104 1137306106 9781349455041 1349455040
OCLC Number: 832372459
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: modernity, interculturalism, and hybridity --
Emergence of a national theatrical discourse --
Hybrid sources: western, Japanese, and Chinese --
Hybridization in Shanghai --
Literary hybridity: scripts and scenarios --
Translative hybridity: acculturation and foreignization --
Performance hybridity: searching for conventions --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history.
Responsibility: by Siyuan Liu.

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