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The New Era, The New Stage - Cultural Wave of the New Drama Movement in Taiwan During the Japanese Colonial Period

19 世紀末日治時期戲劇受到西方思潮與近代社會文明影響,一群關心社會的知識分子們開始展開「新劇」的新式戲劇嘗試。希 望以「新」除「舊」;取代舊劇與舊文化, 並帶給民眾文明的新觀念。然而,因戲劇條件的不成熟與殖民政府的干預下,新劇並沒有發展出成熟的戲劇形式。


臺灣新劇運動的人與事,猶如日治時期 黑夜中努力展演的流星,遠方的我們只能看 見悄然滑過的細微亮光。本展覽收集流星們 的故事,結合多聲道情境劇場重現文化劇演 出的特殊情境,搭配聆聽讀劇裝置、穿越新 劇人生大地遊戲與新劇《閹雞》的場景重現, 以多面向的展示體驗,描繪流星們的歷史軌跡,邀請觀眾進入日治時期臺灣承載著理想 與浪漫的新劇運動文化浪潮。

During the late 19th century under the Japanese colonial period, Western influences sparked a movement in Taiwan's theater scene. Intellectuals, concerned about societal issues, initiated the "New Drama," aiming to replace outdated forms with fresh concepts of civilization. However, due to fledgling theatrical conditions and colonial interference, the movement couldn't mature.

The Taiwanese New Drama movement of that era can be likened to meteors in the night, struggling to shine amid Japanese colonialism. This exhibition gathers their stories, using immersive scenarios to recreate the cultural performance ambiance. It includes interactive installations, a journey through activists' experiences, and scenes from "The Castrated Rooster." This presentation traces their history, inviting audiences to explore Taiwan's New Drama wave during the Japanese colonial period – an era of ideals and romance.

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