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< P> < I> Chushingura< /I> (The Treasury of Loyal Retainers), also known as the story of the Forty-Six (or Forty-Seven) < I> Ronin< /I> , is the most famous and perennially popular of all Japanese dramas. Written around 1748 as a puppet play, it is now better known through Kabuki theater performances.< /P> < P> Donald Keene's translation of the original text is presented here with a new preface and an introduction and notes to aid readers in their comprehension and enjoyment of the play.< /P>

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Chushingura (The Treasury of Loyal Retainers), also known as the story of the Forty-Six (or Forty-Seven) Ronin, is the most famous and perennially popular of all Japanese dramas. Written around 1748 as a puppet play, it is now better known through Kabuki theater performances.

Donald Keene's translation of the original text is presented here with a new preface and an introduction and notes to aid readers in their comprehension and enjoyment of the play.

Synopsis:

Chushingura (The Treasury of Loyal Retainers), also known as the story of the Forty-Six (or Forty-Seven) Ronin, is the most famous and perenially popular of all Japanese dramas. Written around 1748 as a puppet play, it is now better know in Kabuki performances. In the twentieth century, cinema and television versions have been equally successful. Donald Keene here presents a complete translation of the original text, with notes and an introduction that increase the reader's comprehension and enjoyment of the play. The introduction also elucidates the idea of loyalty. This traditional virtue, as exemplified in Chushingura, has never completely lost its hold on audiences, in spite of twentieth-century changes in Japanese society and moral ideas. Moreover, as Professor Keene points out, the excitement, color and violence expressed in the play may be considered the counterpoint to the austere restraint and understatement which are more commonly thought to be "traditionally" Japanese.

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"Chushingura (The Treasury of Loyal Retainers)," also known as the story of the Forty-Six (or Forty-Seven) Ronin, is the most famous and perennially popular of all Japanese dramas. Written in the eighteenth century as a puppet play, it is now best known through Kabuki theater performances.This edition includes a new preface, introduction, and notes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231035316
Translator:
Keene, Donald
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Translator:
Keene, Donald
Author:
Keene, Donald
Author:
Takeda, Izumo
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Japanese
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Japan Drama.
Subject:
Forty-seven Råonin.
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Edition Number:
2nd paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 181-183.
Series:
UNESCO collection of representative works.
Series Volume:
Japanese series 114
Publication Date:
19710431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
183
Dimensions:
7.98x5.32x.53 in. .50 lbs.

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Product details 183 pages Columbia University Press - English 9780231035316 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Chushingura (The Treasury of Loyal Retainers), also known as the story of the Forty-Six (or Forty-Seven) Ronin, is the most famous and perennially popular of all Japanese dramas. Written around 1748 as a puppet play, it is now better known through Kabuki theater performances.

Donald Keene's translation of the original text is presented here with a new preface and an introduction and notes to aid readers in their comprehension and enjoyment of the play.

"Synopsis" by , Chushingura (The Treasury of Loyal Retainers), also known as the story of the Forty-Six (or Forty-Seven) Ronin, is the most famous and perenially popular of all Japanese dramas. Written around 1748 as a puppet play, it is now better know in Kabuki performances. In the twentieth century, cinema and television versions have been equally successful. Donald Keene here presents a complete translation of the original text, with notes and an introduction that increase the reader's comprehension and enjoyment of the play. The introduction also elucidates the idea of loyalty. This traditional virtue, as exemplified in Chushingura, has never completely lost its hold on audiences, in spite of twentieth-century changes in Japanese society and moral ideas. Moreover, as Professor Keene points out, the excitement, color and violence expressed in the play may be considered the counterpoint to the austere restraint and understatement which are more commonly thought to be "traditionally" Japanese.
"Synopsis" by , "Chushingura (The Treasury of Loyal Retainers)," also known as the story of the Forty-Six (or Forty-Seven) Ronin, is the most famous and perennially popular of all Japanese dramas. Written in the eighteenth century as a puppet play, it is now best known through Kabuki theater performances.This edition includes a new preface, introduction, and notes.
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