DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2014.10.011
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LEE Shin-yi, CHEN Jui-sung

Abstract: Sayonara 1945, performed by Golden Bough Theatre in 2010 in Taipei, was claimed to be a "Heart Taiwan Magical Musical". This "Heart Taiwan Magical Musical" is actually an adaptation of Taiwanese Opela, a reformed and adapted style of Taiwanese local opera (gezaixi), which has been strongly influenced by Japanese Colonization. Sayanara 1945 fictionalizes a troop of Taiwanese youths who join the Imperial Army being lied and cheated to dig gold for the Japanese Emperor after the war is over. This play gives a con…

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