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Theaters During the War Period, Media of Propaganda and Empathy - Focusing on Performances in North Korea during the Korean War -

MyungMun - Chung 1

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ABSTRACT

The performances in North Korea during the Korean War were conducted as a comfort kit or a variety of contest, which was tangible or intangible. North Korea recognized and utilized the effect of performances on people’s emotion during the Korean war period. The large scale performances and contests of the early period of war contributed to instigating a variety of mobilization as well as to promoting the culture of North Korea through guaranteed repertories and familiar songs. The performances in this period was held at democracy centers for propaganda, hospitals, schools, military camps. Especially, The centers for propaganda and tour groups of entertainers performed war-time songs and one-act plays written on a basis of real experiences. These indoctrinated people over and over again with changing policies such as soldiers’ patriotic aspect, matter of responsibility of the war, people’s attitude in the rear front. Besides performance groups were sent to the socialist states to maintain friendly relations. North korea during the Korean war took advantages of theaters and performances as a double medium of propaganda through emotion. Also, the forms of performances of this period became a standard to determine the direction of North Korean performances afterwards.

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