A Study on Intentions of Tongyeng Ogwangdae Costume : Focused on dialogs

통영오광대 복식의 의도성에 관한 연구 : 대사를 중심으로

  • Kim, Cho-Young (Dept. of Clothing and Textiles/Research Institute of Human Ecology, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Kim, Eun-Jung (Dept. of Clothing and Textiles/Research Institute of Human Ecology, Chonnam National University)
  • 김초영 (전남대학교 의류학과/전남대학교 생활과학연구소) ;
  • 김은정 (전남대학교 의류학과/전남대학교 생활과학연구소)
  • Received : 2014.12.18
  • Accepted : 2015.06.28
  • Published : 2015.08.31


Korean traditional mask play was done at outdoor to let spectators join the play and take mask at performance and to have disadvantage of poor transfer of dialog to the spectators. Performers transferred dialog directly and/or indirectly by using visual costume, and Tongyeong Ogwangdae with many dialogue expressions concerning the costume made use of proper intention to help spectators understand. In this study, the author watched performance of Tongyeong Ogwangdae to collect and investigate not only image material but also photograph material and to classify intention of the costume into three: First, contents of the dialog were intended to make shape. The costumes of Hongbaek Yangban, Meoktal Yangban and Jorijung of the 2nd section gave spectators contents of the play, and the costume of Halmi Yangban of Nochangtal of the 4th section described dialog of Halmi. Second, dialog had connotative metaphor. The costume of Yeongno of Yeongnotal of the 3rd section symbolized an unfinished dragon, while that of Halmi of Nongchangtal of the 4th section did sacred of Halmi. And, Nongchagtal Ai's costume of the 4th section prayed for value of Ai, richness of the life and fecundity. Third, conflict between characters was intended by indirect media. The costume of Maltukee of metaphor mask of the 2nd section became base of the assertion supporting that Maltukee had better birth history than Yangban had, and the costume of Yeongnoyangban of Yeongnotal of the 3rd section produced conflict at disclosure of identity.


Tongyeong Ogwangdae;mask play;mask play costume;mask play dialog;intention


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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