0K - views

East is East and West is West:

a literary and historical view from the perspective of . Madame Butterfly. Nick Bamford. Senior Lecturer + Course Leader - TV Production. Bournemouth University. UK. East is East and West is West. Japonisme.

Embed :
Download Link

Download - The PPT/PDF document "East is East and West is West:" is the property of its rightful owner. Permission is granted to download and print the materials on this web site for personal, non-commercial use only, and to display it on your personal computer provided you do not modify the materials and that you retain all copyright notices contained in the materials. By downloading content from our website, you accept the terms of this agreement.

East is East and West is West:






Presentation on theme: "East is East and West is West:"— Presentation transcript:

Slide1

East is East and West is West: a literary and historical view from the perspective of Madame Butterfly

Nick Bamford

Senior Lecturer + Course Leader - TV Production

Bournemouth University

UK

Slide2

East is East and West is West

Japonisme

followed opening up of Japan to international trade - 1858

artefacts, ceramics, culture

e.g.

The Mikado

(Gilbert and Sullivan)

Madame

Chrysanthème

novella

-

Pierre Loti 1887

‘Japanese Marriage’

Slide3

East is East and West is West

Le Cahier Rose de Madame

Chrysanthème

Félix

Régamey

1893

Madame Butterfly

novella - John Luther Long 1897

Madame Butterfly

stage play - David Belasco 1900

Madama

Butterfly

opera -

Giacomo

Puccini –

Giacosa

/

Illica

- 1904

Slide4

East is East and West is West

Madame Butterfly

Cultural misunderstanding

– wilful/wishful

Dominant West – submissive East

Dominant male – submissive female

Slide5

East is East and West is West

Madame Butterfly

Hollywood film versions:

1915 – Mary Pickford

1932 – Cary Grant/Sylvia Sidney

caricature of Japan

exoneration of Pinkerton

worsening East/West Relations

The Heat of the Sun

novel - David Rain 2012

Slide6

East is East and West is West

M. Butterfly

stage play + film-

D.H.Hwang

1989

…subverts the love story and the East/West relationship

Miss Saigon

Musical – Schonberg +

Boublil

/

Maltby

….satirises ‘The American Dream’

Cho

Cho

Film NHK 2011

the Japanese perspective

Slide7

East is East and West is West

Bangkok Butterfly

screenplay – 2016

‘queered’ version destabilises the

heteronormative

paradigm

…balance of power appears to be more equal

..who’s exploiting whom?

parallels the West/East macrocosm of the context

Microcosm of personal exploitation within macrocosm of the system set up for the stronger economy to exploit the weaker

Slide8

East is East and West is West

Bangkok Butterfly

21

st

century context:

internet

quick and cheap global travel

tourist instead of traveller:

‘exotic

otherness’ observed from comfortably familiar environment

Chai

’ (Cho

Cho

San) can be active, not just passive but…..

…. in terms of human behaviour, how much has changed?