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This week’s introduction

This week, we will learn ‘Pansori Chunhyanga'

This week, we will learn ‘Storytelling and Music – Pansori’

At a time when many people did not have direct access to books, Koreans appreciated the story through pansori sung by singers. Many stories have been sung by singers, but among them, Chunhyangga is the story most loved by Koreans, and it is Pansori. It is also famous for its repertoire that often appears in musical performances.

The learning objectives are as follows:


  • A general introduction to pansori
  • Introduction to Chunhyangga, a love story
  • Explanation of the parts sung by the male main character Doryung Lee and parts sung by female main character Chunhyang

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and explain the key elements of ‘Pansori’, focusing on its role in narrating novels through song
  • Analyze the portrayal of love in Chunhyangga, comparing and contrasting male and female expressions of romantic feelings in Korean culture
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