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A Study on Troupe ‘Gagyo’ -Focusing on ‘Pavilion Theater Age’-

박경선 1

1부경대학교

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ABSTRACT

With the aim of performances that can give pleasure and comfort to the public, Troupe ‘Gagyo’ (Bridge) was founded in 1965. Since its foundation, the Troupe has communicated with the public through tours visiting local and nationwide schools, prisons and Youth DePavilion ion Centers etc. and held seminars for teachers who coach a play in middle and high schools. In addition, it attempted a shadow play for the first time in Korea and created a new form of performing arts like directly going to the audience for performances by preparing Pavilion Theaters. It is the summer when ‘Gagyo’ put on moving performances in a ‘Pavilion Theater’ of beaches and mountains and the summer is the off-season of a play. Affirming its resolution that ‘A play goes to a place wherever there is the audience’, ‘Gagyo’ visited the audience actively rather than sit and waited for the audience. There have been a lot of difficulties to perform in ‘Pavilion Theater’ but as said in founding purpose, ‘Gagyo’ has tried to realize a play together with the public, that is, a popular theater. Also, ‘Pavilion Theater’ of ‘Gagyo’ plays a role of expanding a venue. And ‘Gagyo’ practices social participation through the ‘Pavilion Theater.’ Hearing that a school for unfortunate youths is in trouble, it performed to help the school in Gangnung province. By donating proceeds from the performance, it contributed to the establishment of the school site. Also, ‘Gagyo’ invites other troupes to the ‘Pavilion Theater’ to hold Summer Theatre Festival. Through the participation of several troupes, various works can be provided to the audience. Since Summer Theatre Festival was held in Yeongok Beach of Gangwondo in 1980, no Summer Theatre Festival using ‘Pavilion Theater’ has been held. The ‘Pavilion Theater’ of ‘Gagyo’ started in 1973 let us know the fact that plays can be performed even in the summer which is the off-season through the active attitude visiting the audience, practiced social participation through plays, spread pure plays to the provinces unfamiliar with plays and served to arouse the public interest about plays.

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