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Published by Weatherhill in collaboration with the Japan Foundation in New York .
Written in English



  • Japan


  • Theater -- Japan -- History.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Yoshinobu Inoura and Toshio Kawatake.
ContributionsKawatake, Toshio, 1924- joint author.
LC ClassificationsPN2921 .I67 1981
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 259 p., [24] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages259
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4114452M
ISBN 100834801612
LC Control Number80029635

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  This is a collection of the most important genres of Japanese performance—noh, kyogen, kabuki, and bamrili puppet theater—in one comprehensive, authoritative volume. Read this book on Questia. The Traditional Theater of Japan by Yoshinobu Inoura, Toshio Kawatake, | Online Research Library: Questia Read the full-text online edition of The Traditional Theater of Japan .   Karen Brazell (Ap – Janu ) was an American professor and translator of Japanese literature. Her English language edition of The Confessions of Lady Nijō won a U.S. National Book Award in category Translation. Karen Brazell held a PhD from Columbia University, and was, until her death, Goldwin Smith Professor Emeritus of Japanese Literature and Theatre at 4/5. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published: New York: Weatherhill, Description: viii, pages: illustrations ; 23 cm.

This is a collection of the most important genres of Japanese performance -- noh, kyogen, kabuki, and bamrili puppet theater -- in one comprehensive, authoritative volume.5/5(1). Japanese Noh theatre offers a particularly interesting case study because it is self-evidently ‘theatre’ in terms of all normal Western definitions – Noh plays being based upon crafted literary scripts and offering the audience stories about distinctive characters – yet it sits outside the evolutionary narrative explored in Part II of this Cambridge Companion, which runs from twentieth-century modernist theatre back to the ancient Greeks. There are many kinds of Japanese performance. After the Meiji restoration in the second half of the 19th century, Western-style Japanese plays, as well as Japanese translations of Shakespeare, Ibsen, and so forth, were popular. In the 20th century, modern Japanese theater ranged from the all-female productions of the Takarazuka to the plays of Kishida Kunio, Mishima Yukio and, Abe Kōbō, to. Appended to the historical chapters are Mr. Bowers's translations of three Kabuki plays: The Monstrous Spider, Gappo and His Daughter Tsuji, and the bombastic Sukeroku. This book, with its many.

Traditional forms of theatre Noh and kyogen. Noh and kyogen theatre traditions are among the oldest continuous theatre traditions in the world. The earliest existing Kyogen scripts date from the 15th century. Noh was a spiritual drama, combining symbolism from Buddhism and Shintoism and focusing on tales with mythic significance. The most famous kabuki collection, Eighteen Kabuki Plays (Kabuki juhachi ban, ), defined the aragoto (bravura) style of the Ichikawa family. This book does what Japanese anthologies have never done, however, for it brings together in a single volume plays from noh, kyogen, the .   The result is an absorbing panorama in which the history of the Japanese theatre comes to life, a valuable book for anyone in interested in Japanese culture or dramatic arts in general. Customer reviews. 5 star (0%) 0% 4 star (0%) 0% 3 star (0%) 0% 2 star (0%) 0% Author: Yoshinobu Inoura, Toshio Kawatake.   Samuel L. Leiter, distinguished professor and chair of the Theater Department at Brooklyn College, CUNY, has published 22 books and served as editor of Asian Theatre Journal from Dr. Leiter's books include studies of Japanese theatre, the New York stage, the world's great stage directors, and by: