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Communities of Imagination: Contemporary Southeast Asian Theatres

Catherine Diamond


Asian theatre is usually studied from the perspective of the major traditions of China, Japan, India, and Indonesia. Now, looking at the contemporary theatre scene in Southeast Asia, this book shows that performance in some of the lesser known theatre traditions offers a vivid and fascinating picture of the rapidly changing societies in the region. The book examines how traditional, modern, and contemporary dramatic works are being presented for local audiences. It places performances in their historical and cultural contexts and also connects them to the social, political, linguistic, and rel ... More

Keywords: Asian theatre, contemporary theatre, Southeast Asia, changing society, traditional drama, modern drama, performance, female performers, performing arts, censorship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780824835842
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824835842.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine Diamond, author
University in Taipei