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Pop Goes the Avant-Garde Experimental Theater in Contemporary China

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ISBN-10: 0857420453

ISBN-13: 9780857420459

Edition: 2012

Authors: Rossella Ferrari

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Pop Goes the Avant-Garde: Experimental Theatre in Contemporary Chinais the first comprehensive review of the history and development of avant-garde drama and theater in the People’s Republic of China since 1976. Drawing on a range of critical perspectives in the fields of comparative literature, theater, performance, and culture studies, the book explores key artistic movements and phenomena that have emerged in China’s major cultural centers in the last several decades. It surveys the work of China’s most influential dramatists, directors and performance groups, with a special focus on Beijing-based playwright, director and filmmaker Meng Jinghui—the formerenfant terribleof Beijing…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Seagull Books
Publication date: 5/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

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