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Geijutsuza's Colonial Korea Tour and the Play <Hukkatsu>―the Relation with Geijutsuza's Colonial Korea Tourand Colonial Korea's Plays

  • The Journal of Korean drama and theatre
  • 2018, (62), pp.125-160
  • DOI : 10.17938/tjkdat.2018..62.125
  • Publisher : The Learned Society Of Korean Drama And Theatre
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Other Arts and Kinesiology
  • Received : November 14, 2018
  • Accepted : December 21, 2018

Lee, Sang Woo 1

1고려대학교

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ABSTRACT

In 1910's, Colonial Korean Youth were intensely attracted by the idea and literature of Tolstoy, who was a famous Russian thinker and novelist. Especially, they were seriously affected by Tolstoy's novel 『Resurrection』, or Katyusha, who was the heroine of 『Resurrection』. This thesis focus on the problems witch Tolstoyism came in Colonial Korea in 1910's through Colonial Korea tour of Geijutsuza's play <Hukkatsu>(復活; Resurrection), and it spreaded to people widely. Through those process, especially the theme song <Katyushano Uta>(カチューシャの唄; Katyusha's Song) gained popularity with 'Tolstoyan', who some Korean youth were attracted by the idea and literature of Tolstoy. The theatre company Geijutsuza, a playwright Shimamura Hogetsu led, made two times tour in Colonial Korea in 1915 and 1917. Geijutsuza's first tour caused influence Yeseongza's play <Katyusha>(1916), and it's second tour aroused Towolhoe's play <Katyusha>(1923). However, Colonial Korean theatre company members of at that time could not accepted Geijutsuza's spirit for Shingeki(新劇; modern drama), just imitated the popularity of Geijutsuza's melodrama <Hukkatu>. That was limitation that accepting Japanese Tolstoyism of Colonial Korea's theatre company members in 1910's and 1920's.

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