Masterpieces of Kabuki: Eighteen Plays on Stage

Masterpieces of Kabuki: Eighteen Plays on Stage

by James R. Brandon
     
 

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 performanceSee more details below

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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

Preface
Introduction1
Just a minute!16
The stone-cutting feat of Kajiwara : from the plum-blossom reins of Miura no Osuke34
Summer festival : mirror of Osaka56
Japan's twenty-four paragons of filial piety80
The precious incense and autumn flowers of Sendai100
The revenge at Tengajaya118
A message of love from Yamato140
The picture book of the Taiko158
The scandalous love of Osome and Hisamatsu180
Kasane : from a surplice-hanging pine and the sharp sword of Narita198
Masakado : from filial love at the abandoned Soma Palace212
The tale of the martyr of Sakura224
The three Kichisas and the New Year's first visit to the pleasure quarters242
The woman student : from the widow's peak shaped like Mount Fuji, the lush greenery of Mount Tsukuba256
The fishmonger Sogoro : from moonlit umbrella at the Dish Palace, new version278
The dropped robe294
The mirror lion, a spring diversion310
A sinking moon over the lonely castle where the cuckoo cries322
Glossary337
Selected bibliography343
Contributors347
Index349
List of plays in Kabuki Plays on Stage354

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