This book provides a comprehensive overview of the historical background, genres, and performers of the traditional performing arts of Korea, such as puppet plays, mask dramas, and Pansori, a uniquely Korean form of narrative song, which originated from the singing and dancing traditions of the ancient Korean people. It offers a detailed introduction to a variety of Korea’s traditional performing arts.
과거 상고 사회의 가무 전통에서 비롯된 한국 공연예술의 뿌리와 이후 인형극, 가면극, 판소리 등으로 다변화되는 전통연회의 역사와 장르, 연회자들에 대해 상세하게 기술하고 있어 독자들이 한국 공연예술의 뿌리와 다양성을 살펴보는데 도움이 된다.
Jeon Kyung-wook Jeon Kyung-wook was born in Anseong county, Gyeonggi-do province, Korea, in 1959. He received his B.A. in Korean Language Education, along an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Korean Language and Literature from Korea University. His overall research interests include Korea’s mask dance drama, pansori, and puppetry. His most recent research effort focused on a comparative study of Korean and East-Asian traditional entertainment and drama. Currently, he serves as a professor of Korean Language Education and director of the Institute of Korean Folklore at Korea University, as well as a committee member of the Cultural Heritage Administration. His published works include “The Formation of the Lyrics of the Story of Chunhyang” (Institute of Korean Culture, 1990) “Korean Mask Theater: History and Principles” (Youlhwadang, 1998) and “The Folklore of Hamgyeong-do Province” (Korea University Press, 1999).
Min Eun-young Min Eun-young studied English Language Education at Korea University and majored in translation at the Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation ofEwha Womans University. Along with translating books and articles on Korean culture into English, she was awarded a grant from the Korea Literature Translation Institute in 2007. Her translation works include “Traditional Korean Society: Modes of Transportation” (Ewha Womans University Press), and “Interior Space and Furniture of Joseon Upper-class Houses” (co-translated, Ewha Womans University Press).