makjang opera


Of strong voices that warble and Soras that nod –
So I’d expected.

No, this Sora sat through all 3 hours, 10 minutes, if not enthralled, absorbed – it was better than I thought it would be.

You didn’t need 30(0) years of patience (years*COUGH* – I haven’t felt so age-conscious in a while) to appreciate La Fanciulla del West – I’d already seen versions and versions of it since I was 8 –

On the TV screen, Korean melodramas of hidden birth secrets&/ identities, poor heroines (with more or less than a $30 education), lost loves, eternal loves, villains and picturesque scenery – tick tick, check check.

melodrama is makjang.  

Conventions – here, there, and everywhere.

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