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A Study on Eoritgwangdaes of Nasadangpae

Choi Ragyong 1

1조선대학교

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ABSTRACT

The aim of this study is to examine Eoritgwangdaes of Namsadangpae in Korean traditional peformance art. Namsadangpae is the only one of Korean traditional traveling theater troupe that survived in the history. The performances of this company are consisted of six kinds. Those are ①Pungmul(instrumental folk music), ②Beona(spinning plates on a stick), ③Salpan(a somersault), ④Eorum(a tightrope feat), ⑤Deotboegi(a mask drama), and ⑥Deolmi(a puppetry). Among them, Eoritgwangdaes make an stage appearance on Beona, Salpan, and Eorum. Eoritgwangdae is similar to Clown, Fool, Joker, Jokester, Wit-cracker, Prankster, Buffon, Trickster, Jester, and Villains in western. And also they are called 'Maehossi' in Namsadangpae's performance of Beona, Salpan, Eorum. The most important characteristics of Eoritgwangdaes are that they mediate and interact with performer and audience. At the sametime they are perfomer, acrobatic player, comic actor, partial director, and critical audience. So they are very significant being. Therefore I have been carried out fieldwork and research them. Eoritgwangdaes' performance has meanings with the internalization of social conflicts. and they exist only as actions, interactions, and relationship. They entertain, and mark or change identity. After all they are healing people. Eoritgwangdaes make conversation with audience constantly. So I wish that their existence come to knowledge in the world.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.