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Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre - Samuel L. Leiter

Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre

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Published: 16th January 2006
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This comprehensive reference work covers all four forms of traditional Japanese theatre: nT, kyTgen, bunraku, and kabuki. International tours by each have become commonplace, allowing audiences everywhere to broaden their understanding of theatre's possibilities, and inspiring artists to infuse their works with ideas sparked by Japanese theatre's conventions. Because of the great interest generated by increasing familiarity with these theatre traditions, along with a multitude of general and specialized publications investigating and describing them, there has developed a serious need for a work that allows for immediate access to specific information regarding many concepts, terms, and individuals. The Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre covers all four genres, 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 entries arranged alphabetically with abundant cross-references, a general introduction, a chronology, and a special glossary of all terms mentioned in the text but not provided with their own entries, all of which can be supplemented by consulting the most extensive bibliography of English-language Japanese theatre books, articles, and websites presently available.


Chapter 1 Editor's Foreword
Chapter 2 Acknowledgments
Chapter 3 Reader's Note
Chapter 4 Chronology
Chapter 5 Introduction
Chapter 6 THE DICTIONARY
Chapter 7 Appendix A: Play Title Translations
Chapter 8 Appendix B: Simplified Table of Japanese Historical Periods
Chapter 9 Glossary
Chapter 10 Bibliography
Chapter 11 About the Author

ISBN: 9780810865143
ISBN-10: 0810865149
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 632
Published: 16th January 2006
Publisher: University Press of America