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  • Kurokawa N?by Eike Grossmann

    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...

  • Japan's Modern Theatreby Brian Powell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    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...

  • The Training of Noh Actors and The Doveby David Griffiths

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Staging Irish Dramas in Japanese Theatreby Kevin J. Wetmore Jr.; Siyuan Liu; McCurley Dallas

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 159.95

    This unique collection of essays explores the relationship between Japan and Ireland and their theatres, appealing to both scholars and students in a multitude of disciplines. It demonstrates the complex cultural interaction from both an historic and present practice approach to reveal the relationship between intercultural Irish theatre and the traditional... more...

  • The Kabuki Handbookby Aubrey S. Halford; Giovanna M. Halford

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 16.95

    Kabuki has been described as "in the main, the finest theatre art in the world," and its ever-growing popularity both in Japan and abroad bears witness to its tremendous dramatic effectiveness. The fact that many persons tend to regard it as mere spectacle, thus missing the greater part of its moving appeal, has been due to the lack of any key to... more...

  • Kabuki A Pocket Guideby Ronald Cavaye

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 12.95

    "A real expert, in this book he introduces us 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." --Ichikawa Danshiro Kabuki, the popular theatre of Japan, began in about 1603 and is still flourishing today. It was the entertainment of the common... more...

  • The Way of Actingby Tadashi Suzuki; J. Thomas Rimer

    Theatre Communications Group 2013; US$ 14.95

    A useful, provocative introduction to the influential director's philosophical and practical approaches to the stage. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatreby Samuel L. Leiter

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 164.99

    This updated edition adds well over 200 plot summaries representing each theatrical form in addition to: a chronology; introductory essay; appendixes; an extensive bibliography; over 1500 cross-referenced entries on important terms; brief biographies of the leading artists and writers; and plot summaries of significant plays.... more...

  • Beautiful Boys/Outlaw Bodiesby Katherine Mezur

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00

    This book is a feminist reading of gender performance and construction of the female role players, onnogata, of the Kabuki theatre. It is not limited to a 'theatre arts' focus, rather it is a mapping and close analysis of transformative genders through several historical periods in Japan (the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries). more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatreby Samuel L. Leiter

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 109.99

    Leiter (theater, City U. of New York-Brooklyn College) considers the four principal traditional, or classical, genres of Japanese theater: n˘ and ky˘gen, which emerged in the 14th century; and bunraki and kabuki, which began at the beginning of the Edo era, 1603-1868. His introduction includes brief histories of each. The articles discuss playwrights,... more...