An Invitation to Kagura: Hidden Gem of the Traditional Japanese Performing Arts

An Invitation to Kagura: Hidden Gem of the Traditional Japanese Performing Arts

by David Petersen
     
 

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Richly illustrated, and based largely on sources inaccessible to the non-Japanese speaker, this book provides a rare glimpse into kagura (Shinto theater), a performance style with roots predating even noh drama. Coverage includes the history of the art; the kagura stage; schools of performance; synopses of plays and ceremonies; movement and choreography; kagura

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Richly illustrated, and based largely on sources inaccessible to the non-Japanese speaker, this book provides a rare glimpse into kagura (Shinto theater), a performance style with roots predating even noh drama. Coverage includes the history of the art; the kagura stage; schools of performance; synopses of plays and ceremonies; movement and choreography; kagura costumes; masks and mask-making; implements, decorations and special effects; the music of kagura; and related folk arts. There are also additional sections with comparative materials on noh and kabuki. A new world of theater awaits...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847530066
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.78(d)

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