Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre

Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre

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Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre is the only dictionary that offers detailed comprehensive coverage of the most important terms, people, and plays in the four principal traditional Japanese theatrical formsa€”nA, kyAgen, bunraku, and kabukia€”supplemented with individual historical essays on each form. This updated edition adds well over 200 plot summaries representing each theatrical form in addition to: a chronology; introductory essay; appendixes; an extensive bibliography; over 1500 cross-referenced entries on important terms; brief biographies of the leading artists and writers; and plot summaries of significant plays. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Japanese theatre.Double revolving stage (janome mawashi) introduced. 1848 N/KY HAshA Tomoyuki gives ... 1859 KOkyAgen Gakuya Honsetsu (What Really Happens Backstage), illustrated manual of theatrical techniques, published. 1863 B/K Programsanbsp;...

Title:Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre
Author: Samuel L. Leiter
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2014-10-30

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