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The Voice Behind the Stage and the Stage Artist’s Self-Perceptions ―Based on Oral Records of Stage Artists at the ARKO Arts Archive

  • The Journal of Korean drama and theatre
  • 2023, (78), pp.69-102
  • DOI : 10.17938/tjkdat.2023..78.69
  • Publisher : The Learned Society Of Korean Drama And Theatre
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Other Arts and Kinesiology
  • Received : March 12, 2023
  • Accepted : March 29, 2023
  • Published : April 30, 2023

PARK MIRAN 1

1성공회대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study aims to shed light on the activities of stage artists who have been marginalized in existing theatrical history narratives, to reveal the aesthetic contributions of stage artists in the 1960s and 1970s, considered a turning point in Korean theatre, and to shed new light on the landscape of the theatre scene during this period, based on the oral histories of Choi Bokyung, Yang Junghyun, Byun Changsoon, and Lee Byungbok. They position themselves as ‘performance artists’ rather than ‘stage technicians’, emphasizing their professionalism and fighting against the low perception of the performing arts through narratives about their independence from the theatre company or director and their creative contribution to the performance. There is also a sense that they are part of the current trends and challenges of Korean theater, which is the search for what is Korean. While the oralists who worked on costumes and staging share a common emphasis on the fact that their work was a creative process based on images and symbols, rather than a reproductive process of realistically creating a “setting,” they also present distinct aesthetic perspectives, which allows us to examine the direction of the modernization of tradition in Korean theater since the 1970s. To understand the unique features of their works and perspectives, one must examine their performances or the aesthetic foundation of the works in conjunction with plays and directing and examine them in a three-dimensional manner.

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