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- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99
Kabuki A Pocket Guide introduces readers to the foundations of Kabuki?its history and its actors, its acting styles and its performance, its color and music?to the sheer beauty and joy of Kabuki. Kabuki, the popular theatre of Japan, began in about 1603 and is still flourishing today. It was the entertainment of the common people as opposed to... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
This book sets out from the question: why have so many western theatre workers come to India and what were they looking for? What is it that seemed to be lacking in western performance and understanding of the nature and function of theatre? Locating Indian theatre as a major site of reappraisal and renewal both in India and in the world of performance,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 110.00
The first book-length study in any language of the presence and influence of Mei Lanfang, the internationally known Chinese actor who specialized in female roles on the twentieth-century international stage. Tian investigates Mei Lanfang's presence and influence and the transnational and intercultural appropriations of his art. more...
- SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 44.00
A History of the Jana Natya Manch chronicles the birth and growth of the Jana Natya Manch (Janam), a Delhi-based radical theater group which has been active since 1973. Beginning in the early 1970s, when a group of young students in Delhi sought to continue the legacy of the Indian Peoples' Theatre Association, the book takes a close but critical... more...
- BRILL 2013; US$ 160.00
This study contains a detailed record of the history and development of Kurokawa n?, the processes of its transmission over the generations and its impact on the wider cultural life of Japan. Kurokawa N? also offers an invaluable, authentic case study in the wider context of notions of Japanese self-perception and self-representation. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00
In Shanghai in the early twentieth century, a hybrid theatrical form, wenmingxi , emerged that was based on Western spoken theatre, classical Chinese theatre, and a Japanese hybrid form known as shinpa . This book places it in the context of its hybridized literary and performance elements, giving it a definitive place in modern Chinese theatre.... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 199.99
The Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater is the first English language dictionary dedicated entirely to Chinese theater. The history of Chinese theater is told through a chronology, an introductory essay, and over 1,000 cross-referenced dictionary entries on performers, directors, producers, designers, actors, theaters, dynasties, and emperors.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
First published in 1981. The overthrow of the 'gang of four' in October 1976 had profound effects in all areas of Chinese society, and probably nowhere can this be more clearly seen than in the performing arts. Jiang Qing, Mao Zedong's widow, was strongly interested in the performing arts and exercised great influence over them. This book describes... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
This book endeavours to unravel the complicated skeins of Japanese theatre in the modern period and offers an appreciation of the richness of choice of presentational and representational theatre forms. Since the end of world War II there has been continuing but different conflict between the major theatrical genres. Kabuki continues to defend its... more...