Japanese No Dramas

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141907800

Category: Drama

Page: 384

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Japanese nĂ” theatre or the drama of 'perfected art' flourished in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries largely through the genius of the dramatist Zeami. An intricate fusion of music, dance, mask, costume and language, the dramas address many subjects, but the idea of 'form' is more central than 'meaning' and their structure is always ritualized. Selected for their literary merit, the twenty-four plays in this volume dramatize such ideas as the relationship between men and the gods, brother and sister, parent and child, lover and beloved, and the power of greed and desire. Revered in Japan as a cultural treasure, the spiritual and sensuous beauty of these works has been a profound influence for English-speaking artists including W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound and Benjamin Britten.
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The Japanese Theatre

From Shamanistic Ritual to Contemporary Pluralism

Author: Benito Ortolani

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691043333

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 375

View: 7184

Widely recognized as the standard history of Japanese theatre for Western readers, this work by Benito Ortolani is now available for the first time in paperback. From ancient folk and ritual performances to modern dance theatre, it provides concise summaries about each major theatrical form, situating the genre in its particular social, political, and cultural contexts and integrating a vast array of detail on such topics as staging, costuming, masks and properties, repertory, acting techniques, and noteworthy actors. Complete with illustrations and an extensive bibliography, this book serves undergraduates and specialists both as a reference and as a cultural history of Japan seen from the perspective of the performing arts.Widely recognized as the standard history of Japanese theatre for Western readers, this work by Benito Ortolani is now available for the first time in paperback. From ancient folk and ritual performances to modern dance theatre, it provides concise summaries about each major theatrical form, situating the genre in its particular social, political, and cultural contexts and integrating a vast array of detail on such topics as staging, costuming, masks and properties, repertory, acting techniques, and noteworthy actors. Complete with illustrations and an extensive bibliography, this book serves undergraduates and specialists both as a reference and as a cultural history of Japan seen from the perspective of the performing arts.
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Disziplin ohne Drama

Achtsame Kommunikation mit Kindern

Author: Daniel J. Siegel,Tina Payne Bryson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783867811262

Category:

Page: 330

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A History of Japanese Theatre

Author: Jonah Salz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316395324

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

View: 4012

Japan boasts one of the world's oldest, most vibrant and most influential performance traditions. This accessible and complete history provides a comprehensive overview of Japanese theatre and its continuing global influence. Written by eminent international scholars, it spans the full range of dance-theatre genres over the past fifteen hundred years, including noh theatre, bunraku puppet theatre, kabuki theatre, shingeki modern theatre, rakugo storytelling, vanguard butoh dance and media experimentation. The first part addresses traditional genres, their historical trajectories and performance conventions. Part II covers the spectrum of new genres since Meiji (1868–), and Parts III to VI provide discussions of playwriting, architecture, Shakespeare, and interculturalism, situating Japanese elements within their global theatrical context. Beautifully illustrated with photographs and prints, this history features interviews with key modern directors, an overview of historical scholarship in English and Japanese, and a timeline. A further reading list covers a range of multimedia resources to encourage further explorations.
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The Tales of the Heike

Author: Burton Watson,Haruo Shirane

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231510837

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 376

View: 3771

The Tales of the Heike is one of the most influential works in Japanese literature and culture, remaining even today a crucial source for fiction, drama, and popular media. Originally written in the mid-thirteenth century, it features a cast of vivid characters and chronicles the epic Genpei war, a civil conflict that marked the end of the power of the Heike and changed the course of Japanese history. The Tales of the Heike focuses on the lives of both the samurai warriors who fought for two powerful twelfth-century Japanese clans-the Heike (Taira) and the Genji (Minamoto)-and the women with whom they were intimately connected. The Tales of the Heike provides a dramatic window onto the emerging world of the medieval samurai and recounts in absorbing detail the chaos of the battlefield, the intrigue of the imperial court, and the gradual loss of a courtly tradition. The book is also highly religious and Buddhist in its orientation, taking up such issues as impermanence, karmic retribution, attachment, and renunciation, which dominated the Japanese imagination in the medieval period. In this new, abridged translation, Burton Watson offers a gripping rendering of the work's most memorable episodes. Particular to this translation are the introduction by Haruo Shirane, the woodblock illustrations, a glossary of characters, and an extended bibliography.
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Kezairoku

Author: Helen S. E. Parker

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004145346

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

View: 8544

This study highlights the relationships between different genres of traditional Japanese theatre through plot repetition and illustrated analysis of performances.
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Chinese and Japanese music-dramas

Author: James Irving Crump,William P. Malm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 255

View: 7149

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Awesome Nightfall

The Life, Times, and Poetry of Saigyo

Author: Saigyo,William R Lafleur

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861719077

Category: Poetry

Page: 192

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Awesome Nightfall: The Life, Times, and Poetry of Saigyo captures the power of Saigyo's poetry and this previously overlooked poet's keen insight into the social and political world of medieval Japan. It also offers a fascinating look into the world of Japanese Buddhism prior to the wholesale influence of Zen.
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Eucharist

Toward the Third Millennium

Author: Gerard Austin

Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications

ISBN: 9781568541815

Category: Religion

Page: 122

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Essays from the 25th anniversary of the Catholic University of America's liturgy program. Topics: liturgical homily, ritual studies and pastoral ecumenism.
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Brilliance of the Moon

Tales of the Otori

Author: Lian Hearn

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330477269

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2776

The third title in the compelling Tales of the Otori – the story that began with Across the Nightingale Floor and Grass for his Pillow, Brilliance of the Moon by Lian Hearn is an epic tale of love, power and destiny, set in a mythical world inspired by feudal Japan. Takeo and the exquisite Kaede, still only teenagers, are now married, but the implacable forces of destiny that rule their lives tear them apart. Takeo, a battle-hardened warrior at the head of an army fighting for his Otori birthright, finds his courage and leadership forged in the fire of bloodshed and sacrifice, while his legendary magical powers are tested to their limits against the invisible assassins of the Tribe. Kaede, determined to reclaim her own lands, is treacherously betrayed and forced into marriage. Their love will survive until death – but death, in this savage, beautiful world, is always only a moment away.
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Revenge Drama in European Renaissance and Japanese Theatre

From Hamlet to Madame Butterfly

Author: K. Wetmore

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230611281

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 289

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Revenge Drama in European Renaissance and Japanese Theatre is a collection of essays that both explores the tradition of revenge drama in Japan and compares that tradition with that in European Renaissance drama. Why are the two great plays of each tradition, plays regarded as defining their nations and eras, Kanadehon Chushingura and Hamlet, both revenge plays? What do the revenge dramas of Europe and Japan tell us about the periods that produced them and how have they been modernized to speak to contemporary audiences? By interrogating the manifestation of evil women, ghosts, satire, parody, and censorship, contributors such as Leonard Pronko, J. Thomas Rimer, Carol Sorgenfrei, Laurence Kominz explore these issues.
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The Journal of Japanese Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Japan

Page: N.A

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A multidisciplinary forrum for communicating new information, new interpretations, and recent research results concerning Japan to the English-reading world.
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Japanese Women Fiction Writers

Their Culture and Society, 1890s to 1990s : English Language Source

Author: Carol Fairbanks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 647

View: 1699

This study provides annotations for three hundred translated works of fiction by 97 Japanese women writers from the 1890s to the 1990s. Also included are 600 annotations of articles, books, and reviews that cover biographical and critical materials, and a 100 page glossary providing definitions, background information, and suggestions for future reading and research.
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The Norton Anthology of World Literature

Author: Jerome W. Clinton,F. A. Irele,Heather James,Stephen Owen

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 3134

View: 7305

A compact and portable version of the best-selling and most-trusted world literature anthology, The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Shorter Second Edition, is a rich and teachable selection of the world s literature, in generous portions and the best translations available."
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Musical voices of Asia

report of (Asian Traditional Performing Arts 1978)

Author: Richard Emmert,Yuki Minegishi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 407

View: 5495

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Hobbies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Collectors and collecting

Page: N.A

View: 854

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The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Drama

Author: J. Thomas Rimer,Mitsuya Mori,M. Cody Poulton

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231537131

Category: Drama

Page: 880

View: 4125

This anthology is the first to survey the full range of modern Japanese drama and make available Japan's best and most representative twentieth- and early-twenty-first-century works in one volume. It opens with a comprehensive introduction to Meiji-period drama and follows with six chronological sections: "The Age of Taisho Drama"; The Tsukiji Little Theater and Its Aftermath"; "Wartime and Postwar Drama"; "The 1960s and Underground Theater"; "The 1980s and Beyond"; and "Popular Theater," providing a complete history of modern Japanese theater for students, scholars, instructors, and dramatists. The collection features a mix of original and previously published translations of works, among them plays by such writers as Masamune Hakucho (The Couple Next Door), Enchi Fumiko (Restless Night in Late Spring), Morimoto Kaoru (A Woman's Life), Abe Kobo (The Man Who Turned into a Stick), Kara Juro (Two Women), Terayama Shuji (Poison Boy), Noda Hideki (Poems for Sale), and Mishima Yukio (The Sardine Seller's Net of Love). Leading translators include Donald Keene, J. Thomas Rimer, M. Cody Poulton, John K. Gillespie, Mari Boyd, and Brian Powell. Each section features an introduction to the developments and character of the period, notes on the plays' productions, and photographs of their stage performances. The volume complements any study of modern Japanese literature and modern drama in China, Korea, or other Asian or contemporary Western nations.
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