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An Outline History of the Japanese Drama (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

By Frank Alanson Lombard


360 pages

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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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