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Routledge Handbook of Asian Theatre is an advanced level reference guide which surveys the rich and diverse traditions of classical and contemporary performing arts in Asia, showcasing significant scholarship in recent years. An international team of over 50 contributors provide authoritative overviews on a variety of topics across Asia, including dance, music, puppetry, make-up and costume, architecture, colonialism, modernity, gender, musicals, and intercultural Shakespeare.
This volume is divided into four sections covering:
- Representative Theatrical Traditions in Asia.
- Cross-Regional Aspects of Classical and Folk Theatres.
- Modern and Contemporary Theatres in Asian Countries.
- Modernity, Gender Performance, Intercultural and Musical Theatre in Asia.
Offering a cutting edge overview of Asian theatre and performance, the Handbook is an invaluable resource for academics, researchers and students studying this ever-evolving field.