The Traditional Theatre of Japan: Kyogen, Noh, Kabuki and Puppetry

The Traditional Theatre of Japan: Kyogen, Noh, Kabuki and Puppetry

By: John Wesley Harris (author)Hardback

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Offers a survey of the main forms of traditional Japanese drama - Kyogen, Noh, Kabuki, and Puppetry.


List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Preface by Marianne McDonald; Introduction: A Theatre of Conscious Art; 1. The Samurai Tradition - Bushido; 2. The Influence of Buddha and Confucius; 3. Kyogen - The Early Farces; 4. The Nature and History of the Noh Play; 5. Aesthetic Principles Underpinning the Noh; 6. The Noh in Action - The Description of a Goban; 7. The Early Puppet Theatres in Japan; 8. The Kabuki Stage; 9. The Acting and Scripting of Kabuki; 10. Kabuki in Action - A Description of Sukeroku; 11. The Success and Decline of the Puppets; 12. Bunraku in Action - The Secret of Sugawara's Calligraphy; Epilogue: The Relevance of a Symbolic Theatre; Bibliography; Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773457980
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 268
  • ID: 9780773457980
  • ISBN10: 0773457984

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