traditional japanese theater

Book Title : Traditional Japanese Theater
Author : Karen Brazell
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release Date : 1998
Pages : 561
ISBN : 0231108737
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Introduces the genres of noh, kyogen, kabuki, and bunraku puppet theater, and offers translations of thirty of the best-known plays, with background information on their history, characters, staging, and significance

Book Title : Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre
Author : Samuel L. Leiter
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date : 2014-10-30
Pages : 814
ISBN : 9781442239111
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : Japanese Theatre and the International Stage
Author : Stanca Scholz-Cionca
Publisher : BRILL
Release Date : 2001
Pages : 464
ISBN : 9004120114
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This is the most internationally comprehensive collection on Japanese theatre ever published. A team of authors from ten nations contributes twenty-five wide-ranging essays, covering everything from kagura ritual forms to postmodern angura.

Book Title : The Japanese Theatre
Author : Benito Ortolani
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release Date : 1995
Pages : 375
ISBN : 0691043337
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Widely recognized as the standard history of Japanese theatre for Western readers, this work by Benito Ortolani is now available for the first time in paperback. From ancient folk and ritual performances to modern dance theatre, it provides concise summaries about each major theatrical form, situating the genre in its particular social, political, and cultural contexts and integrating a vast array of detail on such topics as staging, costuming, masks and properties, repertory, acting techniques, and noteworthy actors. Complete with illustrations and an extensive bibliography, this book serves undergraduates and specialists both as a reference and as a cultural history of Japan seen from the perspective of the performing arts.Widely recognized as the standard history of Japanese theatre for Western readers, this work by Benito Ortolani is now available for the first time in paperback. From ancient folk and ritual performances to modern dance theatre, it provides concise summaries about each major theatrical form, situating the genre in its particular social, political, and cultural contexts and integrating a vast array of detail on such topics as staging, costuming, masks and properties, repertory, acting techniques, and noteworthy actors. Complete with illustrations and an extensive bibliography, this book serves undergraduates and specialists both as a reference and as a cultural history of Japan seen from the perspective of the performing arts.

Book Title : Stage and Scream
Author : John E. Petty
Publisher :
Release Date : 2011
Pages : 189
ISBN : OCLC:778358372
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Book Title : Manga Discourse in Japan Theatre
Author : Yoshiko Fukushima
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2013-08-21
Pages : 256
ISBN : 9781136772740
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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Book Title : Women s Giday and the Japanese Theatre Tradition
Author : Angela Kimi Coaldrake
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release Date : 1997
Pages : 262
ISBN : 0415165334
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This is the first book in English on women's gidayu and introduces the performers, their music and the politics of their survival within the male-dominated world of Japanese theatre tradition. It explores the intricate web of interrelationships of personality, organization of performance in women's gidayu in contemporary Japan. Kimi Coaldrake's book is a pioneering study of a traditional and dynamic area of Japanese cultural life that has previously been little understood in the West. It will be of particular interest to those studying Japanese theatre and its music as well as those seeking insights into the contribution of women to Japanese theatre history. The CD which accompanies the book provides immediate access to rare historical recordings of the Living National Treasure Takemoto Tosahiro (1897-1992) and other famous women performers, bringing to life the popular tales of gidayu discussed in the text.

Book Title : The Origins of Theater in Ancient Greece and Beyond
Author : Eric Csapo
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2007
Pages : 440
ISBN : 9780521836821
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The most thorough examination of the evidence for the pre-history and origin of drama to date.

Book Title : The Traditional Theatre of Japan
Author : John Wesley Harris
Publisher :
Release Date : 2006
Pages : 253
ISBN : UOM:39015067660988
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Offers a survey of the main forms of traditional Japanese drama - Kyogen, Noh, Kabuki, and Puppetry.

Book Title : Japanese Classical Theater in Films
Author : Keiko I. McDonald
Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Release Date : 1994
Pages : 355
ISBN : 0838635024
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Important connections between Japan's classical theater and its national cinema have been largely unexplored in the West. Japanese Classical Theater in Films breaks new ground by charting the influence that the three major dramatic genres - Noh, Kabuki, and Bunraku - have had on filmmaking. The first part provides historical and cultural background for understanding some of the distinctive features of the impact of the classical theater on the growth of film art. It also surveys how classical plays, such as Chushingura, have continued to enrich the cinema repertoire. The second part presents more detailed analyses with a focus on the director's use of formal properties of the classical theater and the director's adaptation of the play for the screen. Fourteen films chosen for close reading include The Iron Crown, Soshun Kochiyama, and Pandemonium - none of which has been substantially studied outside of Japan before. Noh, Kabuki, and Bunraku are the three distinct genres of classical theater that have made Japan's dramatic art unique. The audience steeped in these traditional theatrical forms sees many aspects of stage conventions in Japanese cinema. This intimacy makes the aesthetic/intellectual experience of films more enriching. Japanese Classical Theater in Films aims at heightening such awareness in the West, the awareness of the influence that these three major dramatic genres have had on Japan's cinematic tradition. Using an eclectic critical framework - a solid combination of historical and cultural approaches reinforced with formalist and auteurist perspectives - Keiko I. McDonald undertakes this much needed, ambitious task. Four postwar Japanese films - Kinoshita's The Ballad of Narayama, Kurosawa's The Throne of Blood and Ran, and Kinugasa's An Actor's Revenge - are chosen to illustrate the stylistics of the traditional theater as an important source of artistic inspiration. The illustration is followed by comparative analyses of classical plays and their screen versions. McDonald examines how major film directors transform originals in ways that clarify new and individual social, ideological, and philosophical visions. For example, Tadashi Imai's Night Drum, Mizoguchi's The Crucified Lovers, and Shinoda's Gonza: the Spearman are used to highlight the filmmakers' modernist responses to the feudal society portrayed by the playwright Monzaemon Chikamatsu. This first major study devoted to connections between Japan's classical theater and its national cinema answers the basic question about cultural specificity that has always concerned McDonald as a teacher and scholar of Japanese cinema: How does a person coming from the Japanese tradition help the Western audience see a Japanese film for what it is?