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Traditional Japanese Theater: An Anthology of Plays

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This is a collection of the most important genres of Japanese performance--noh, kyogen, kabuki, and bamrili puppet theater--in one comprehensive, authoritative volume. Organized by genre, each section features a rich selection of representative plays and explorations into each theatrical style and is prefaced by an illustrative essay covering a wide range of subjects, from ...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published April 27th 1999 by Columbia University Press (first published March 25th 1998)
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Super informative and easy-to-read. Very familiar with many aspects of Japanese Theater, and aware of the difficulties American readers may have in dealing the unfamiliar Japanese customs, themes, and conventions.
Includes great plays. I like how this book included more than one version of stories (for example, both the No and puppet versions of Shunkan are printed, among others). I highly recommend Shunkan and Dojoji.
Alice Jennings
This book is very good. It doesn't have all the plays, but it has some good Noh, Bunraku, Kabuki and Kyogen in it. Comes with analysis of the plays, foreword and pictures.
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