Traditional Japanese Theater: An Anthology of Plays / Edition 1

Traditional Japanese Theater: An Anthology of Plays / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0231108737
ISBN-13:
9780231108737
Pub. Date:
04/20/1999
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
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Traditional Japanese Theater: An Anthology of Plays / Edition 1

The first book of its kind: a collection of the most important genres of Japanese performance—noh, kyogen, kabuki, and puppet theater—in one comprehensive, authoritative volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231108737
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 04/20/1999
Series: Translations from the Asian Classics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.21(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents


Part I. An Introduction to Traditional Japanese Theater
Japanese Theater: A Living Tradition
Historical Perspectives
General Characteristics
The Stages
Four Figures of the Thunder God: The Major Genres
Noh: Kamo
Kyogen: Thunderbolt
Kabuki: "Saint Narukami Scene"
Bunraku: "Mount Tenpai" and "Tumult in the Palace"
Part II. The Noh and Kyogen Theaters
Elements of Performance
Noh Plays
Atsumori; by Zeami
Izutsu; by Zeami
Miidera
Shunkan
Dok oki
Yamamba; by Zeami
Kyogen Plays
Two Daimyo
Delicious Poison
Mushrooms
The Snail
Sickly Stomach
Kanoaka
Cicada
Other Traditions: Kowaka; Kurokawa Noh, Mibu Kyogen
Kowaka verison of Atsumori
Part III. The Puppet and Kabuki Theaters
Elements of Performance
Plays from the Bunraku Puppet Theater
"The Beach at Hirado" and "The Bamboo Forest of a Thousand Languages; " by Chikamatsu
Amijima; by Chikamatsu
"Travel Scene" by Izumo II; Shoraku, and Senryu
"Farmhouse Scene" from Chushingura
The Awaji Puppet Tradition
Sambaso
The Miracle of the Tsubosaka Kannon
Plays from the Kabuki Theater
"Shunkan: The Devil Island Scene" by Chikamatsu
"Suma Bay" by Senryu
Yotsuya Ghost Stories, Act Three
"The Hamamatsuya Scene"
Musumu Dojoji

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