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Contents of the 4rd Issue of Theater Arts in 2013


Theatre Education Studies
The Contemporary Speculation of the Art Education Concepts from the Juilliard School
Wu Aili
Abstract: The Juilliard School is a famous school for the higher art education worldwide. In its history of over one century, the school sticks to the education concepts and mission of fostering the artistic talents and elites, as well as leading the artistic trend in society. In its teaching process, the school lays emphasis on the artistic perspective and the importance of the humanity in the general education. The speculation on China’s higher arts education from the success of the Juilliard School will help us to face the problems of our own and to reconsider the ultimate target of the higher arts education.
Key words: Juilliard, higher arts education, spirit mission, the development of the proficiency, the development in society.


Theatre Theory and Criticism
Modern Theatre: Spatial Turn and the Third Space
Shen Jiale
Abstract: Since Aristotle, space in the western traditional theatres has been considered as the affiliation of the language. Modern theatre produces the spatial turn in its development: on one hand, the usage of defamiliarization recreates the first space in the traditional theatre and break the dichotomy that the forth wall brings to the space in theatre; on the other hand, the gesture of the anti-language deconstructs the traditional second space. Modern theatre thus becomes a third space, and the symbol of the third space. The ritual form displays the scene of the third space which reveals the philosophy perspective.
Key words: modern theatre, space, the third space, symbol


The History of Chinese Modern Theatre,
A New Perspective on the Scene that Zhou Puyuan Forced Fanyi to Drink the Medicine
Lu Wei
Abstract: The scene that Zhou Puyuan forced Fanyi to drink the medicine has always been interpreted as a feudal oppression. Some believed that scene included the punishment of Fanyi for her rebellion, while some thought that scene implied the nature of Zhou Puyuan as a feudal controller. This paper will hold the idea that the scene is a struggle between two genders, which started earlier before the scene: two days earlier, Zhou Puyuan, away from home for two years, was rejected when he tried to enter Fanyi’s room. The day before, he put the old furniture belonged to Mei Shiping in the living room to show his dissatisfy, but was rejected again by Fanyi that night. Therefore, on this very morning, he would ask Sifeng to prepare medicine for Fanyi, This is the reason of the scence and in this struggle, Zhou Puyuan would do everything to force Fanyi to drink the medicine.
Key words: the thunderstorm, drink medicine, Zhou Puyuan, Fanyi, struggle between two genders,

Stage Design Studies

On the Stage Art in Contrast: A Case Study on the Stagecraft of Attila, the Opera Co-created by China and Hungary
Pan Jianhua
Abstract: It is an unique experience about the stage designing of opera Attila in the cooperation with Hungary National Theatre. Based on that experience, this paper illustrates how to learn from each other in the freedom of the stage art and complete the same artistic idea in contrast with the premise of the adherence to the necessity and features of the stage art in the artistic cooperation on stage between two countries. Then new aims can be how to get on the same track with the international trend in stage art in today’s globalization and cultural prosperity.
Key words: stage art, contrast, necessity, freedom, respect the difference and pursue the same target, be on the international track