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  • Beautiful Boys/Outlaw Bodiesby Katherine Mezur

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • Dancing with the Deadby Christopher T. Nelson; Rey Chow; Harry Harootunian; Masao Miyoshi

    Duke University Press 2008; US$ 22.95

    Ethnography that explores the interrelationship among wartime trauma, memory, and social life through forms of ritual and popular performance in postwar Okinawa. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatreby Samuel L. Leiter

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 109.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre covers all four genres (nT, kyTgen, bunraku, and kabuki), providing information on nearly every aspect, including actors, theatres, companies, history, makeup, costumes, masks, biographies, theories, training, music, religion, criticism, and many more. This is done through hundreds of dictionary... 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 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 if Japan, began in about 1603 and is still flourishing today. It was the entertainment of the common... more...

  • 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...

  • My Asakusaby Sadako Sawamura; Norman E. Stafford; Yasuhiro Kawamura

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    Written near the end of Sadako Sawamura's remarkable life, My Asakusa (Watashi co Asakusa) is a charming collection of autobiographical essays by a truly self-made woman. Recalling Japan at a time of great political turmoil and rapid cultural change, Sawamura shares with us her vignettes of growing up in Asakusa—one of the last of the old... more...

  • Performing Japanby Henry Johnson; Jerry C. Jaffe

    BRILL 2008; US$ 105.00

    Using an interdisciplinary, theoretical and ethnographic approach, editors have brought together a rich collection of current research on contemporary Japanese performance practices. Topics covered include theatre, music, art, fashion and technology, media, architecture and tourism. more...

  • Sessue Hayakawaby Daisuke Miyao

    Duke University Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Critical biography of Sessue Hayakawa, a Japanese actor who became a popular silent film star in the U.S., that looks at how Hollywood treated issues of race and nationality in the early twentieth century. more...