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The pattern of place representation in Sinpageuk

LEE YOUNG SEOK 1

1서울대학교

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ABSTRACT

1910s, the stage device of Sinpageuk, the 'new drama' gained huge popularity of contemporary audiences. At the time the audience can see the stage set at the theater was a rare spectacle. The major repertoire of Sinpageuk was adaptation of newspaper novel series whose story was about the tragedy of family, resulting in the major role in the set deployment was to provide a variety of places required for the narrative. The biggest reason for the audience's attention to the stage set was the changing of neutral stage space into the particular places in each act. In the photographs taken for the performances of Nunmool, Sangokroo, Danjangrock remaining in Maeilsinbo, the pattern of spacial representation and its theatrical characteristic can be found in detail. Direct indication of places is the main characteristic of Sinpageuk's stage set, based on which two places was often juxtaposed on the one stage. The realistic aspect in the representation met the audience's desire to see a novelty in terms of large scale, sophistication, and exoticness. In order to overcome the space constraints of stage, cloth and drawing was utilized for special effects. In this way, Sinpageuk's staging produced theatrical spectacles, which means Sinpageuk achieved popularity in its high quality.

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