Luu Trung Thuy
Vietnam National University-HoChi Minh City
In history of Vietnamese drama, Saigon was one of places early absorbing Western drama. Although drama in Saigon-Ho Chi Minh city didn’t develop in a smooth and straight way, it was a continuous and unbroken process. This process brought strong development of drama in Ho Chi Minh city in two decades of late 20 th century and early 21st century. However, in recent years, drama in Ho Chi Minh city seems to proceed slowly, which reflects some irrational aspects from drama scrip, performance art to performance operation. Therefore, it’s hight time to review the whole history of drama in Saigon-Ho Chi Minh city to collect experiences for steady development of drama in this city in the future.
Keywords: drama, Vietnamese drama, Ho Chi Minh City drama