Korean Theater

(redirected from Korean theatre)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

Korean Theater


a musical and dramatic theater in Kazakhstan. In 1932 the Korean District Theater was founded in Vladivostok from amateur groups. The theater later worked in Kzyl-Orda (1937-41, 1959-68) and Ushtobe (1942-59). Since 1966 it has been called the Republic Korean Theater and since 1968 has been located in Alma-Ata.

The theater’s productions of K. A. Trenev’s Liubov’ larovaia in 1937, M. Gorky’s Enemies in 1939, and EgorBulychov and the Others in 1941, N. F. Pogodin’s The Kremlin Chimes in 1969, as well as plays from the classical Russian drama such as The Thunderstorm by Ostrovskii (1950) and The Inspector-General by Gogol (1950), have had an enormous influence on the development of the theater. The productions of Shakespeare’s Othello in 1953 and Molière’s Le Medécin malgré lui in 1964 have been among the important highlights in the Korean Theater.

The theater has focused as well on creating a national Korean repertoire. In addition to national classics such as The Story of Chun Hyang by Yi Chong-nim and Yom Song-ryong (1936) and Hun Po-nol Po by Tae Chang-chun (1946), it has staged modern Korean plays such as The Olympic (1936) and Korea Aflame (1952) by Yom Song-ryong, South of the 38th Parallel by Tae Chang-chun (1949), Moran-bong by Chong Tong-hyok (1962), The Rainbow (1964) and Path of Trials (1968) by Tsai En, and Family Comedy by Kim losif (1971).

Among the founders of the Korean Theater are People’s Actor of the Kazakh SSR Kim Din (died 1966) and Honored Art Worker of the Kazakh SSR Tsai En; current members of the theater (1973) include People’s Actors or Actresses of the Kazakh SSR Li Kham Dek, Li Dian Son, and En Sen En; Honored Actors or Actresses of the Kazakh SSR Tsoi Bon Do, N. V. Ligersu, Pak Chun Seb, Kim Ho Nam, and Li En Su; Honored Actor of the Uzbek SSR Li Gen Khi; and Honored Actor of the Kirgiz SSR N. G. Pak. The chief director is I. F. Kim. The variety-stage ensemble Ariran is also affiliated with the theater. The Korean Theater regularly tours Kazakhstan and other republics of Middle Asia.


References in periodicals archive ?
It would be very useful in the Korean theatre because it wouldn't require the presence of significant numbers of ground forces," Leighton said.
What transpired, however, was pure North Korean theatre complete with an interfering translator, a puzzling proverb, and outpourings of affection for Kim Jong-Un.
Besides their peacetime duties, the North Stars of 426 Squadron (RCAF) played a vital role in the Korean War conveying 13,000 troops, including those who were wounded between the Korean theatre and McChord Air Force Base in the U.
Shakespeare, Yard, and the Style of Traditional Korean Theatre.
According to Korean theatre critic and associate professor Sung-hee Choi, that's not necessarily how the global marketplace works.
STAGE: Lauded Korean theatre group, Cho in Theatre, is performing The Angel and the Woodcutter on a railway platform.
Whilst a wider desire to keep landmines as a military option was also at play, the refusal of the Oslo conference to grant an exception for the Korean theatre was the immediate cause of US withdrawal from the Ottawa convention.
The USA would send well over 5 million men to the Korean theatre of war before the conflict ended three years later, but the war would involve servicemen from an extraordinary gallimaufry of other nations -- the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, South Africa, India, France, The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg, Colombia, Greece, Ethiopia, the Philippines, Thailand and Turkey -- and would cost United Nations and South Korean forces more than 200,000 casualties before the independence of South Korea was restored.
An Analysis of Ritual Transformation Techniques in Korean Theatre Performance.
Chapter 6 examines modern Korean theatre and Chapter 7 takes on the early phase in India.
Above and beyond our three-part Special Section devoted to management training (you'll find it introduced on page 39), the articles in this issue range far and wide--and into considerable depth--as they examine such eclectic subjects as cross-cultural play translation, rehabilitation through the arts, science as a dramatic trope, the artistic legacies of John Osborne and Joseph Papp, and contemporary Korean theatre.
His victory over the MiG was Canada's introduction to jet combat and six of the Canadians who later moved into the Korean theatre destroyed nine MiGs.

Full browser ?