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Drama
Asian Theater


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Japanese No Dramas
Japanese No Dramas
by Royall Tyler
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A masterpiece of world literature; the samurai saga of pride, romance, and warfare of medieval Japan With a reflection on the fleeting nature of power and glory begins The Tale of the Heike, an epic from twelfth-century Japan. Comparable in stature to... (read more)

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Japanese No Masks: With 300 Illustrations of Authentic Historical Examples
Japanese No Masks: With 300 Illustrations of Authentic Historical Examples
by Friedrich Perzynski
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Combining elements of dance, drama, music and poetry, the performances of Japanese No theater are a highly stylized form of entertainment. Accompanying the sumptuous costumes worn during performances are elaborately carved No and Kyogen wooden masks and... (read more)

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Mei Lanfang-The Art of Beijing Opera: A Pictorial Presentation of the Legendary Performer's American Tour
Mei Lanfang-The Art of Beijing Opera: A Pictorial Presentation of the Legendary Performer's American Tour
by Li Ling
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Mei Lanfang (1894-1961) was a legendary Beijing Opera figure whose career began at the age of eight and spanned more than 50 years. He performed more than 100 different roles in the traditional Beijing Opera as a dan-the traditional female impersonator... (read more)

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Kabuki: Five Classic Plays (Accepted Into the UNESCO Collection of Representative Works,)
Kabuki: Five Classic Plays (Accepted Into the UNESCO Collection of Representative Works,)
by James R Brandon
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**** Reprint of the Harvard University Press edition originally published in 1975 (and endorsed by BCL3) with a new two-page preface by Brandon (Asian theater, U. of Hawaii). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)... (read more)

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Five Modern No Plays (Vintage International)
Five Modern No Plays (Vintage International)
by Yukio Mishima
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Masterpieces of Kabuki: Eighteen Plays on Stage (Kabuki Plays on Stage)
Masterpieces of Kabuki: Eighteen Plays on Stage (Kabuki Plays on Stage)
by James R Brandon
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Masterpieces of Kabuki contains eighteen outstanding dramas taken from the landmark four-volume series Kabuki Plays On Stage. Together they cover the entire spectrum of kabuki drama from 1697 to 1905, the period during which kabuki's dramaturgy... (read more)

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The East/West Quartet
The East/West Quartet
by Ping Chong
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For nearly three decades, Ping Chong and his company have written and staged some of the most innovative and arresting examinations of "the Other" on stages in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. His work more than any other artist has explored the ways Asian... (read more)

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Chinese Theatre (Introductions to Chinese Culture)
Chinese Theatre (Introductions to Chinese Culture)
by Jin Fu
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Many colorful theatrical activities can be found throughout China. The best known and most unique of these is perhaps traditional Chinese opera, which has a history of over 800 years. However, since the early twentieth century, following increased... (read more)

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Zeami's Style: The Noh Plays of Zeami Motokiyo
Zeami's Style: The Noh Plays of Zeami Motokiyo
by Thomas Blenman Hare
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This is the first full-length study of Zeami Motokiyo (1363-1443), generally recognized as the greatest playwright of Japan's classical Noh theater. The book begins with a biography based on the known documents relating to Zeami's life. It then examines... (read more)

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On the Art of the No Drama: The Major Treatises of Zeami (Princeton Library of Asian Translations)
On the Art of the No Drama: The Major Treatises of Zeami (Princeton Library of Asian Translations)
by Zeami
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"Zeami's treatises on the art of No rank among the finest of all writings on the theatre. Though speciticatly devoted to the drarna of a particular place and time--Japan in the early fifteenth century--they contribute to an understanding of the dramatic... (read more)

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Cahiers #22: The Tilted Cup: Noh Stories
Cahiers #22: The Tilted Cup: Noh Stories
by Paul Griffiths
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Paul Griffithss The Tilted Cup effects a multilayered translation, taking a series of eleven Japanese Noh plays and turning them into stories in English. The reader will encounter spirit-beings set free, lovers lost and found, dreams and desires... (read more)

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Kissing the Mask: Beauty, Understatement and Femininity in Japanese Noh Theater
Kissing the Mask: Beauty, Understatement and Femininity in Japanese Noh Theater
by William T. Vollmann
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From the National Book Award-winning author of Europe Central comes a charming, evocative and piercing examination of an ancient Japanese tradition and the keys it holds to our modern understanding of beauty.... What is a woman? To what extent is... (read more)

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The Classic Noh Theatre of Japan
The Classic Noh Theatre of Japan
by Ezra Pound
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The Noh plays of Japan have been compared to the greatest of Greek tragedies for their evocative, powerful poetry and splendor of emotional intensity.... (read more)

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A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology: The Secret Art of the Performer
A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology: The Secret Art of the Performer
by Eugenio Sava Barba
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No & Kyogen in the Contemporary World
No & Kyogen in the Contemporary World
by James R Brandon
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Expressionism and Its Deformation in Contemporary Chinese Theatre
Expressionism and Its Deformation in Contemporary Chinese Theatre
by Yuwen Hsiung
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Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi
Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi
by Kendall H. Brown
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Chinese Opera: The Actor's Craft
Chinese Opera: The Actor's Craft
by Wang Ngai Siu
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The Yellow Jacket: A Chinese Play Done in a Chinese Manner in Three Acts
The Yellow Jacket: A Chinese Play Done in a Chinese Manner in Three Acts
by George C Hazelton
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Painted Fans of Japan: 15 Noh Drama Masterpieces
Painted Fans of Japan: 15 Noh Drama Masterpieces
by Reiko Chiba
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