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Danjuro's Girls: Women on the Kabuki Stage (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History)

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Synopsis:

Danjuros Girls is a fascinating history of Japans female kabuki troupes, offering a penetrating investigation into three generations of kabuki actresses associated with the renowned Ichikawa Danjuro acting dynasty. Contextually grounding early female precedents in kabuki, the book focuses on the Ichikawa Girls Kabuki Troupe, a unique and trailblazing company founded after Japans defeat in World War II. The troupe became a national sensation in the 1950s, briefly becoming part of the otherwise impenetrable all-male kabuki establishment. Drawing on numerous interviews, as well as written and visual primary sources, Danjuros Girls challenges readers to re-examine conventional notions about gender, performance, and traditional Japanese theatre.

About the Author

Loren Edelson is a teacher and writer based in New York City. A recipient of the Mario Capelloni Fellowship and a Japan Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, she has taught at the City College of New York, the Japan Society, and has published two translations of Japanese contemporary plays, including The Three Hagi Sisters (Hagi-ke no san shimai) by Nagai Ai.

Table of Contents

Danjuro IX and the Actress Question * The Origins of The Ichikawa Girls Kabuki Troupe * Name Recognition * Cypress Stages * Defining Themselves * The Critics Respond * Life off Stage * Power Struggle * The Final Years * Coda: Kabuki as Invented Tradition

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230609464
Author:
Edelson, Loren
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
Theater - Stagecraft
Subject:
History
Subject:
Actresses
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
Actresses - Japan
Subject:
Kabuki -- History.
Subject:
Drama-Production General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.75 in

Related Subjects

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Danjuros Girls is a fascinating history of Japans female kabuki troupes, offering a penetrating investigation into three generations of kabuki actresses associated with the renowned Ichikawa Danjuro acting dynasty. Contextually grounding early female precedents in kabuki, the book focuses on the Ichikawa Girls Kabuki Troupe, a unique and trailblazing company founded after Japans defeat in World War II. The troupe became a national sensation in the 1950s, briefly becoming part of the otherwise impenetrable all-male kabuki establishment. Drawing on numerous interviews, as well as written and visual primary sources, Danjuros Girls challenges readers to re-examine conventional notions about gender, performance, and traditional Japanese theatre.

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