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This week, we will learn ‘Drama and Music -Talchum the mask Drama'

This week, we will learn ‘Drama and Music -Talchum the mask Drama’

In the mask dance, which is a representative traditional Korean play and has been handed down in many regions, the songs and dances they sing vary according to the characters. In other words, in Korean mask drama, music is also a symbolic tool to help the audience understand the characters that appear, such as noblemen, Malttugi, monks, and concubines.

The learning objectives are as follows:


  • A general introduction to Korean mask drama
  • Introduction to masquerade characters and their theme song
  • Explanation of how the character is portrayed with music

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the historical evolution and contemporary forms of Korea’s traditional mask drama.
  • To analyze the plot, characters, and musical elements in mask drama through the examination of actual performance videos.
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