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Rethinking Chinese socialist theaters of reform : performance, practice and debate in the Mao era / Xiaomei Chen, Tarry Li-Min Chun and Siyuan Liu, editors.

Medverkande: Chen, Xiaomei [edt] | Chun, Tarryn Li-Min [edt] | Liu, Siyuan [edt]Language: English Publisher: Ann Arbor : The University of Michigan Press, [2021]Copyright date: ©2021Beskrivning: x, 310 sidor illustrationerInnehållstyp: text Mediatyp: unmediated Bärartyp: volumeISBN: 9780472074754Ämne(n): Mao, Zedong, 1893-1976 | 1900-talet | Socialism och kultur | Teater -- politiska aspekter | Pekingopera -- politiska aspekter | Dans -- politiska aspekter | KinaDDK-klassifikation: 791.09510904 SAB-klssifikation: Ikö Onlineresurser: Omslagsbild
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Introduction: Chinese socialist theater: between revolution and reform / Tarryn Li-Min Chun -- Neither western opera, nor old Chinese theater: the modernist "integrated art-form" and the origins of the Maoist "New music-drama" / Max L. Bohnekamp -- The campaign against scenario plays in China in the 1950s / Siyuan Liu -- Chasing spirits in the script: the ambivalent politics of early socialist theatrical adaptation / Anne Rebull -- Navigating bureaucratic "gusts of wind": reform and the theater world, 1949-1965 / Maggie Greene -- The experimental and the popular in Chinese socialist theater of the 1950s / Liang Luo -- Aesthetic politics at home and abroad: Dagger society and the development of Maoist revolutionary dance drama / Emily Wilcox -- Drama from Beijing to Long Bow: reforming Shanxi stages in socialist China / Brian Demare -- Staging world revolution: crafting internationalism in the Chinese dramatic arts, 1962-1968 / Christopher Tang -- Sent-down plays: Yangbanxi stagecraft, practical aesthetics and popularization during the cultural revolution / Tarryn Li-Min Chun -- Epilogue: a personal reflection / Xiaomei Chen
Anmärkning bestånd: B33.981 Libris-ID: hw97l2brfs9q59w1Summary: The profound political, economic, and social changes in China in the second half of the twentieth century have produced a wealth of scholarship, but less studied is how cultural events, and theater reforms in particular, contributed to the dynamic landscape of contemporary Chinese society. Rethinking Chinese Socialist Theaters of Reform fills this gap by investigating the theories and practice of socialist theater and their effects on a diverse range of genres, including Western-style spoken drama, Chinese folk opera, dance drama, Shanghai opera, Beijing opera, and rural theater. Focusing on the 1950s and '60s, when theater art occupied a prominent political and cultural role in Maoist China, this book examines the efforts to remake theater in a socialist image. It explores the unique dynamics between official discourse, local politics, performance practice, and audience reception that emerged under the pressures of highly politicized cultural reform as well as the off-stage, lived impact of rapid policy change on individuals and troupes obscured by the public record. This multidisciplinary collection covers a wide range of perspectives, geographical locations, specific research methods, genres of performance, and individual knowledge and experience. The richly diverse approach leads readers through a nuanced and complex cultural landscape as it contributes significantly to our understanding of a crucial period in the development of modern Chinese theater and performance
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Introduction: Chinese socialist theater: between revolution and reform / Tarryn Li-Min Chun -- Neither western opera, nor old Chinese theater: the modernist "integrated art-form" and the origins of the Maoist "New music-drama" / Max L. Bohnekamp -- The campaign against scenario plays in China in the 1950s / Siyuan Liu -- Chasing spirits in the script: the ambivalent politics of early socialist theatrical adaptation / Anne Rebull -- Navigating bureaucratic "gusts of wind": reform and the theater world, 1949-1965 / Maggie Greene -- The experimental and the popular in Chinese socialist theater of the 1950s / Liang Luo -- Aesthetic politics at home and abroad: Dagger society and the development of Maoist revolutionary dance drama / Emily Wilcox -- Drama from Beijing to Long Bow: reforming Shanxi stages in socialist China / Brian Demare -- Staging world revolution: crafting internationalism in the Chinese dramatic arts, 1962-1968 / Christopher Tang -- Sent-down plays: Yangbanxi stagecraft, practical aesthetics and popularization during the cultural revolution / Tarryn Li-Min Chun -- Epilogue: a personal reflection / Xiaomei Chen

The profound political, economic, and social changes in China in the second half of the twentieth century have produced a wealth of scholarship, but less studied is how cultural events, and theater reforms in particular, contributed to the dynamic landscape of contemporary Chinese society. Rethinking Chinese Socialist Theaters of Reform fills this gap by investigating the theories and practice of socialist theater and their effects on a diverse range of genres, including Western-style spoken drama, Chinese folk opera, dance drama, Shanghai opera, Beijing opera, and rural theater. Focusing on the 1950s and '60s, when theater art occupied a prominent political and cultural role in Maoist China, this book examines the efforts to remake theater in a socialist image. It explores the unique dynamics between official discourse, local politics, performance practice, and audience reception that emerged under the pressures of highly politicized cultural reform as well as the off-stage, lived impact of rapid policy change on individuals and troupes obscured by the public record. This multidisciplinary collection covers a wide range of perspectives, geographical locations, specific research methods, genres of performance, and individual knowledge and experience. The richly diverse approach leads readers through a nuanced and complex cultural landscape as it contributes significantly to our understanding of a crucial period in the development of modern Chinese theater and performance

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