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Traditional Japanese Theater : An Anthology of Plays - Karen Brazell

Traditional Japanese Theater

An Anthology of Plays

By: Karen Brazell (Editor)

Hardcover

Published: 1st April 1998
For Ages: 22+ years old
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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. Organized by genre, each section features a rich selection of representative plays and explorations into each theatrical style and is prefaced by an illustrative essay covering a wide range of subjects, from stage direction to musical accompaniment. With classic and new translations of more than thirty plays and scenes -- along with Brazell's detailed, historically rich supplementary material and copious illustrations -- no better anthology exists for students of this most fascinating and diverse dramatic tradition.

A compact introduction, rich variety of fine translations of representative plays, detailed stage directions, and extensive photographs make this an ideal teacher's tool...This is not only a fine anthology, but the only anthology of its kind. -- Jonah Salz The Journal of Asian Studies A collection of translations of traditional Japanese plays that will become the standard textbook for courses on Japanese theater. A compact introduction, rich variety of fine translations of representative plays, detailed stage directions, and extensive photographs make this an ideal teacher's tool. -- Jonah Salz The Journal of Asian Studies Promises to become a classic. The Drama Review

An Introduction to Traditional Japanese Theater Japanese Theater
A Living Tradition Historical Perspectives General Characteristics
The Stages Four Figures of the Thunder God
The Major Genres Noh
Thunderbolt Kabuki: "Saint Narukami Scene"
"Mount Tenpai" and "Tumult in the Palace"
The Noh and Kyogen Theaters Elements of Performance Noh Plays Atsumori
Plays Two Daimyo Delicious Poison Mushrooms
The Snail Sickly Stomach Kanoaka Cicada Other Traditions
Kowaka verison of Atsumori
The Puppet and Kabuki Theaters Elements of Performance Plays from the Bunraku Puppet Theater
"The Beach at Hirado" and "The Bamboo Forest of a Thousand Languages"
"Travel Scene"
"Farmhouse Scene" from Chushingura
The Awaji Puppet Tradition Sambaso
The Miracle of the Tsubosaka Kannon Plays from the Kabuki Theater
"Shunkan: The Devil Island Scene" Chikamatsu "Suma Bay"
Ghost Stories, Act Three "The Hamamatsuya Scene"
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ISBN: 9780231108720
ISBN-10: 0231108729
Series: TRANSLATIONS FROM THE ASIAN CLASSICS
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 1st April 1998
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 19.68  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.99