East of West (Innbundet)

Cross Cultural Performance and the Staging of Difference

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2001
Antall sider: 240
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780333946916
Omtale East of West
This collection of essays offers a look at cross-cultural theatrical exchanges. Overturning the simple argument that Western culture has been imposed on subject cultures in favour of the more complex paradigm of exchange, they examine the rich intersection of East and West in film, television shows, stage plays and operas from a range of countries, including Korea, China, France, South Africa, England and the United States. Through analyses of little-known performances, the essays show how the East has not only resisted the cultural imperialism of the West, but has also transformed Western culture into local tradition at the same time as Western performances have poached images, themes, and characters from the East. The collection provides a glimpse of creative hybridization and cross-cultural adaptation at work, as East meets West on the world's stages.

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