By Jonah Salz

ISBN-10: 1107034248

ISBN-13: 9781107034242

ISBN-10: 1108458165

ISBN-13: 9781108458160

Japan boasts one of many world's oldest, so much bright and such a lot influential functionality traditions. This obtainable and entire heritage presents a complete review of jap theatre and its carrying on with international impact. Written by means of eminent foreign students, it spans the total diversity of dance-theatre genres during the last fifteen hundred years, together with noh theatre, bunraku puppet theatre, kabuki theatre, shingeki smooth theatre, rakugo storytelling, forefront butoh dance and media experimentation. the 1st half addresses conventional genres, their ancient trajectories and function conventions. half II covers the spectrum of latest genres because Meiji (1868–), and components III to VI offer discussions of playwriting, structure, Shakespeare, and interculturalism, situating eastern components inside their international theatrical context. superbly illustrated with images and prints, this heritage gains interviews with key glossy administrators, an summary of historic scholarship in English and jap, and a timeline. one other analyzing record covers quite a number multimedia assets to motivate extra explorations.

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