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Author O, Tae-sok, author

Title Bicycle / Tae-sok O
Published London [England] : Methuen Drama (UK), 2018
London [England] : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019
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Description 1 online resource : graphs, tables
Series The Methuen drama anthology of modern Asian plays
The Methuen drama anthology of modern Asian plays
Summary "Chajŏngŏ" (Bicycle) was written in 1983, based on an event that happened in Oh's home village of Sŏch'ŏn during the Korean War. In September 1950, retreating North Korean People's Liberation Army troops rounded up 127 suspected anti-communists, locked them in the town registry building, then set the building on fire, burning all inside to death. Rather than dramatise the incident, O presents a stream-of-consciousness ghost story that moves back and forth between past and present on bicycles. This journey is not meant to be read literally - time and place are always fluid on O's stage."-- Provided by publisher
Analysis 1981-1990
Cultural difference
Alternative theatre
Asian drama
South Korea
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Oriental drama -- 20th century -- Translations into English