The Kabuki Handbook

The Kabuki Handbook

A Guide to Understanding and Appreciation, With Summaries of Favourite Plays, Explanatory Notes, and Illustrations

eBook - 1989
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Kabuki has been described as "in the main, the finest theater art in the world," and its ever-growing popularity both in Japan and abroad bears witness to its tremendous dramatic effectiveness. The fact that many persons tend to regard it as mere spectacle, thus missing the greater part of its moving appeal, has been due to the lack of any key to the intricacies of its plots and its unfamiliar stage conventions. Here at last is a genuine key, one which opens wide vistas of understanding and appreciation. Included here are lucid synopses and crystal-clear explanations of the hundred odd plays which form the backbone of the classical Kabuki repertoire and constitute over twice that many individual program items. Equally as valuable as the synopses are the informative and entertaining Notes explaining the many points that have proved perplexing to the non-Japanese spectator. Both synopses and notes are provided with a careful system of cross references and an indispensable index, all making for ready use and saving the spectator from "dwelling so much on some minor, but incomprehensible, point that the thread of the drama is lost."
Publisher: [United States] : Tuttle Publishing : Made available through hoopla, 1989
ISBN: 9781462904549
1462904548
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Halford, Giovanna M.
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