Masterpieces of Kabuki: Eighteen Plays on Stage

Masterpieces of Kabuki: Eighteen Plays on Stage

by James R. Brandon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0824827880

ISBN-13: 9780824827885

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The

The 18 plays were selected as most outstanding from the 51 translated in the four-volume Kabuki Plays On Stage (2002-03). They represent the entire spectrum of the Japanese dramatic genre from 1697 to 1905, the period during which its dramaturgy flourished before the onset of Western dramatic influence. Texts, introductions, and occasional performance

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The 18 plays were selected as most outstanding from the 51 translated in the four-volume Kabuki Plays On Stage (2002-03). They represent the entire spectrum of the Japanese dramatic genre from 1697 to 1905, the period during which its dramaturgy flourished before the onset of Western dramatic influence. Texts, introductions, and occasional performance photographs are included. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824827885
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Introduction1
Just a Minute! / Shibaraku (1697)16
The Stone-Cutting Feat of Kajiwara / Kajiwara Heizo Homare no Ishikiri: From Miura no Osuke Kobai Tazuna / The Plum-Blossom Reins of Miura no Osuke (1730)34
Summer Festival: Mirror of Osaka / Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami (1745)56
Japan's Twenty-Four Paragons of Filial Piety / Honcho Nijushiko (1766)80
The Precious Incense and Autumn Flowers of Sendai / Meiboku Sendai Hagi (1777)100
The Revenge at Tengajaya / Katakiuchi Tengajayamura (1781)118
A Message of Love from Yamato / Koi Tayori Yamato Orai (1796)140
The Picture Book of the Taiko / Ehon Taikoki (1799)158
The Scandalous Love of Osome and Hisamatsu / Osome Hisamatsu Ukina no Yomiuri (1813)180
Kasane: From Kesa Kakematsu Narita no Riken / A Surplice-Hanging Pine and the Sharp Sword of Narita (1823)198
Masakado: From Yo ni Uto Soma no Furugosho / Filial Love at the Abandoned Soma Palace (1836)212
The Tale of the Martyr of Sakura / Sakura Giminden (1851)224
The Three Kichisas and the New Year's First Visit to the Pleasure Quarters / Sannin Kichisa Kuruwa no Hatsugai (1860)242
The Woman Student / Onna Shosei Shigeru: From Fujibitai Tsukuba no Shigeyama / The Widow's Peak Shaped Like Mount Fuji, The Lush Greenery of Mount Tsukuba (1877)256
The Fishmonger Sogoro / Sakanaya Sogoro: From Shin Sarayashiki Tsuki no Amagasa / Moonlit Umbrella at the Dish Palace, New Version (1883)278
The Dropped Robe / Suo Otoshi (1892)294
The Mirror Lion, A Spring Diversion / Shunkyo Kagami Jishi (1893)310
A Sinking Moon over the Lonely Castle Where the Cuckoo Cries / Hototogisu Kojo Rakugetsu (1905)322
Glossary337
Selected Bibliography343
Contributors347
Index349
List of Plays in Kabuki Plays on Stage354

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