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Andrew Killick

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780824832902

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824832902.001.0001

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Women’s National Drama

Women’s National Drama

Yŏsŏng Kukkŭk

(p.104) Chapter Four Women’s National Drama
In Search of Korean Traditional Opera

Andrew Killick

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter focuses on yosong kukkuk, an all-female variant of ch'angguk that emerged and rose to great fame in postcolonial South Korea but was, like the 1930s movement, accused of sacrificing tradition to popularity. It examines this phenomenon in relation to postcolonial nation building in Korea and the recurrent drive (itself founded on appeals to tradition) to construct a patriarchal society in which women's place was the home. It considers in what respects yosong kukkuk might be thought to show feminist tendencies and how it should be understood comparatively in relation to its most obvious foreign counterpart, Japan's Takarazuka Revue.

Keywords:   ch'angguk, yosong kukkuk, postcolonial nation building, Korean opera, feminism, Japan, Takarazuka Revue

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