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Overview

Since the late Meiji period, Shakespeare has held a central place in Japanese literary culture. This account explores the conditions of Shakespeare's reception and assimilation. It considers the problems of translation both cultural and linguistic, and includes an extensive illustrated survey of the most significant Shakespearean productions and adaptations, and the contrasting responses of Japanese and Western critics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826492708
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 12/19/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 166
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Tetsuo Kishi is Professor Emeritus of English at Kyoto University and was President of The Shakespeare Society of Japan (1999-2001).

Graham Bradshaw teaches at Chuo University and is editor of The Shakespeare International Yearbook.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Adaptations and translations 1
1 Shakespeare and traditional Japanese theatre : Tsubouchi Shoyo 1
2 Shakespeare in Japanese (I) : Fukuda Tsuneari 29
3 Shakespeare in Japanese (II) : Kinoshita Junji 53
Pt. 2 Productions and creative critiques 73
4 Shakespeare and the Japanese stage 73
5 Shakespeare and Japanese literature 98
6 Shakespeare and Japanese film : Kurosawa Akira 126
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