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In Search of Korean Traditional Opera: Discourses of Changguk

Andrew Killick


This is the first book on Korean opera in a language other than Korean. Its subject is ch'angguk, a form of musical theater that has developed over the last hundred years from the older narrative singing tradition ofp'ansori. The book examines the history and current practice of ch'angguk as an ongoing attempt to invent a traditional Korean opera form to compare with those of neighboring China and Japan. The book addresses a growing interest within the fields of ethnomusicology and Asian studies in the adaptation of traditional arts to conditions in the modern world. Ch'angguk presents an intr ... More

Keywords: Korean opera, ch'angguk, musical theatre, ethnomusicology, national art form, National Changgeuk Company, Korean traditional opera, Korean national theater

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780824832902
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824832902.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Killick, author
University of Sheffield