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Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi
Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi
by Kendall Brown
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The face has inspired artists around the world for millennia, and Japan's Noh theater has provided a complex domain for exploring human emotion. Inspired by these practices, Traditions Transfigured examines fourteen contemporary works by Noh mask-maker... (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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Containing over 650 photographs and diagrams, this lavishly illustrated and entirely original sourcebook on Western and non-Western theatre is an inspiring tribute to the secret art of the performer. Revised and updated with fifty new photographs of the... (read more)

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The Flowering Spirit: Classic Teachings on the Art of No
The Flowering Spirit: Classic Teachings on the Art of No
by Zeami
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The Flowering Spirit is a new translation of Fushikaden, the 15thcentury classic text by Zeami, founder of the No theater. Written sometime between 1400 and 1418, Fushikaden became a secret, sought-after guide to life for Zeamis acting troupe. Not until... (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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Cambridge Guide to Asian Theatre
Cambridge Guide to Asian Theatre
by James R Brandon
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More information on pan-Asian theatre is packed into this acclaimed Guide than is contained in any other single-volume work.... (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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Darkness and Desire, 1804-1864
Darkness and Desire, 1804-1864
by James R Brandon
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The third volume in a monumental new series -- the first collection of kabuki play translations to be published in nearly a quarter of a century.... (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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Chinese Opera: The Actor's Craft
Chinese Opera: The Actor's Craft
by Wang Ngai Siu
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Chinese opera embraces over 360 different styles of theatre that make one of the richest performance arts in the world. It combines music, speech, poetry, mime, acrobatics, stage fighting, vivid face-painting and exquisite costumes. First experiences of... (read more)

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Great Sanskrit Plays: In Modern Translation
Great Sanskrit Plays: In Modern Translation
by P Lal
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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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Noh Masks
Noh Masks
by Toru Nakanishi
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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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On Thrones of Gold: Three Javanese Shadow Plays
On Thrones of Gold: Three Javanese Shadow Plays
by James R Brandon
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The reincarnation of Rama (Wahju Purba Sedjati) -- Irawan's wedding (Irawan rabi) -- The death of Karna (Karna tanding).... (read more)

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Four major plays of Chikamatsu
Four major plays of Chikamatsu
by Chikamatsu
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The love suicides at Sonezaki -- The battles of Coxinga -- The uprooted pine -- The love suicides at Amijima -- A note on prostitution in Chikamatsu's plays -- Contemporary puppet performances of Chikamatsu's plays -- Bibliography.... (read more)

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