1st Edition

An Outline History of the Japanese Drama (Routledge Revivals)





ISBN 9781138919877
Published December 7, 2016 by Routledge
360 Pages

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Book Description

Students of international drama are turning more and more to the study of Japanese drama, desirous to know to what extent its development duplicates or differs from the evolution of drama in other countries. Stimulated by the colour, originality, power, and poetry, they are interested to know more. This title, first published in 1928, traces the general development of the drama of the Japanese. This book will be of interest to students of drama, theatre studies and Asian Studies.

Table of Contents

Foreword;  Introduction;  1. Origins and Early Forms  2. Kagura  3. Matsuri and Street Plays  4. Dengaku and Other Antecedents of Noh  5. Sarugaku and Noh  6. Shugen, Yurei and Seirei Noh  7. Genzai Mono Noh  8. Kyogen  9. Joruri and Ayatsuri  10. The Soga Revenge  11. Kabuki  12. The Death-Note of Kamiya-Jihei;  Authorities;  Index

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