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The Meaning of the Realism Theater View Presented in the Latter Play of Cha Beom Seok - Centered on <Waltz a trois>, <Misjudgement>, <Anne Frank's Rose> -

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ABSTRACT

The current dissertation purports to investigate the meaning in the formal characteristic of Cha BeomSeok's latter plays through <Waltz a trois>, <Misjudgement>, <Anne Frank's Rose> which were based on real events. Until the 60s, Cha BeomSeok has written realism plays based on the fourth wall. But after the 70s, he has created many works based on real characters or events, where as in the case of these works shows an aspect of using epic theater techniques. But since the use of such method does not coincide with the epic theater's purpose, it is not appropriate to classify Cha BeomSeok's latter works as an epic theater. Because the method of using a screen or a commentator or freely moving through space time rather enables understanding the character's situation and affects more favorably in accordance to the inner side of the character. Such characteristic is also assessed as Cha BeomSeok's lack of understanding of the epic theater. But this is a result of his honest distress about the nature of theater in "depicting the reality". Cha BeomSeok self evaluates himself as a realist, whereas the concept of "realism" here is not a problem of "formality" but a problem of "content", hence there was no meaning in maintaining the formal custom of the realistic theater. The reason why Cha BeomSeok utilized the epic theater method was because he sought for the most appropriate method in reproducing a real event in order to complete a realism theater. Therefore, the attitude of classifying a play with only a formal characteristic without considering Cha BeomSeok's deep understanding of theater view must be sublated and only the formal destruction of the realistic play created in the latter stages must be noticed. Also one must be cautious in concluding that such aspect is the overall phenomenon displayed in Cha BeomSeok's latter plays.

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