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Josephine Riley, usually Jo Riley, is a British writer, translator, theatre actor, and schoolteacher. Dr. Riley has written and translated several books about theatre arts, especially Chinese theatre. She currently teaches drama at Munich International School in Germany.

Riley reads, writes, and speaks Mandarin Chinese, and is better known for having in the early 1980s widely traveled in China and learned to act in the Chinese theatre as one of the first foreign students at the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, eventually writing Chinese Theatre and the Actor in Performance (1997, Cambridge University Press), a reference book that "gives an 'inside' view of Chinese theatre and the actor in performance for the first time [...] from her personal observations of, and dialogue with, Chinese actors and her first-hand experiences of the theatre world of China in general, none of which was possible before 1980." She also made the first English translation of The Other Shore by Nobel Laureate in Literature playwright Gao Xingjian.

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Total Books: 3
Chinese Theatre and the Actor in Performance
2006 - Chinese Theatre and the Actor in Performance [Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780521035231
ISBN-10: 0521035236
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Chinese Theatre and the Actor in Performance
1997 - Chinese Theatre and the Actor in Performance [Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521570909
ISBN-10: 0521570905
Genres: Arts & Photography, History, Substores
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The Show and the Gaze of Theatre A European Perspective
The Show and the Gaze of Theatre a European Perspective [Studies in Theatre History and Culture] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780877456070
ISBN-10: 0877456070
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