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Traditional Japanese Theater: An Anthology of Plays (Translations from the Asian Classics)by Karen Brazell
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This is a collection of the most important genres of Japanese performance — noh, kyogen, kabuki, and bamrili puppet theater — in one comprehensive, authoritative volume. Organized by genre, each section features a rich selection of representative plays and explorations into each theatrical style and is prefaced by an illustrative essay covering a wide range of subjects, from stage direction to musical accompaniment. With classic and new translations of more than thirty plays and scenes — along with Brazell's detailed, historically rich supplementary material and copious illustrations — no better anthology exists for students of this most fascinating and diverse dramatic tradition.
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Presents 30 plays spanning 600 years, from the traditions of the noh, kyogen, puppet, and kabuki theaters. Three essays explain the elements of the various types of theater. Each play is accompanied by an introduction which explains the history and source of story of each work. Numerous photos are included to give the reader a sense of the look of performances.
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This text discusses genres of traditional Japanese theatre - no, kyogen, and kabuki; and bunraku puppet theater. It is organized by genre and features prefatory essays on topics ranging from music and costuming to performers and audiences.
National Book Award-winning translator and scholar Karen Brazell presents the first comprehensive gathering in a single volume of the most celebrated plays in all the important genres of traditional Japanese theater. This unique collection contains 200 figures that illustrate this powerful form. It also includes a complete glossary, cross-referenced with the illustrations, to provide clear explanations of technical terms. 200 illustrations.
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