Kim Myung Gon


Kim Myung-gon(born December 3, 1952) is a South Korean actor, screenwriter and music director. He is best known for starring in and writing the screenplay of Korean film classicSeopyeonje,for which he won Best Actor at the 1993 Blue Dragon Film Awards . Kim was also Korea's Minister of Culture and Tourism from March 2006 to May 2007.Kim is an acclaimed pansori performer. He was chairman of the organizing committee of the Jeonju International Sori Festival (Sound of Voice & Music) from 2009 to 2010.He taught Theater and Film as an instructor at Woosuk University from 1997 to 1998, then taught Theater as a visiting professor at Korea National University of Arts in 1999.Kim founded the Arirang Theatre Company in 1986, where he was active until 1999. He then became president of the National Theater of Korea from 2000 to 2005. He directed Korean stage play adaptations of Karl Wittlinger 'sDo You Know the Milky Way?in 2009,and Arthur Miller 'sDeath of a Salesman(starring Lee Soon-jae and Jeon Moo-song ) in 2013.Kim also producedEndless Voyagein 2012, a stage performance mixing ballet and traditional Korean dance .In 2012, Kim published his autobiographyDreaming Clown, which elaborates on his various experiences with the arts and government.

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 Kim Myung Gon's Book

  • Dreaming Clown: Kim Myung-gon's Autobiography(2012)

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 Kim Myung Gon's Awards

  • 1993 14th Blue Dragon Film Awards : Best Actor (Seopyeonje)

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 Kim Myung Gon's References

  1. Do, Je-hae (6 January 2012). "Recent Books". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  2. "Cabinet Confirmation Hearings Set". The Dong-a Ilbo. 20 March 2006. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  3. "Culture Minister Urges Staff to Work "Passionately"". The Chosun Ilbo. 3 January 2007. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. "Culture & Tourism Ministry Announces 2007 Plan". The Chosun Ilbo. 9 February 2007. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  5. Do, Je-hae (7 February 2010). "Festival Aims to Share Pansori With World". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  6. Chung, Ah-young (19 September 2010). "Sori festival to mark 10th anniversary". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  7. Koh, Young-aah (14 August 2009). "East meets West at Jeonju Sori Festival". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  8. "Events Calendar". The Korea Herald. 3 January 2009. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  9. "Touching and Healing Drama Father". K-PopCulture. 9 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 

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