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Studies on Vietnamese and Korean Literature and Films

Tuồng Thương khó – the first modern theatrical manuscript by Vietnamese playwrighter

International Conference: “Studies on Vietnamese and Korean Literature and Films in the Context of Globalization”

Name: Võ Văn Nhơn

PhD. Assoc. Prof., University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU-HCM

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Đinh Phạm Phương Thảo

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ABSTRACT

The first Vietnamese bishop, Nguyen Ba Tong, composed Tuong Thuong kho (Play of Passion) based on Jesus’s Passion narrated in The Old Testament. The manuscript was first published in 1912. Very different from Vietnamese traditional theatrical manuscripts, Tuong Thuong kho followed the style of Western classical play in structure and daily-life language. Therefore, it can be considered the first modern play written in Quocngu characters by a Vietnamese writer. 

Keywords: Tuong Thuong kho, modern play, Quocngu characters