Revival: Japanese Drama and Culture in the 1960s (1988)
The Return of the Gods
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This title was first published in 1988: In this book the author has translated five postwar experimental Japanese plays and recreated the artistic, social and spiritual milieu in which they were created. He describes the turning point in Japanese thinking about the nature and limitations of a Western-oriented modern culture, and the creation of "underground" theatres which in which evolved a new mythology of history. Professor Goodman sees these developments as an interplay between personal and political (ie revolutionary) salvation.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Find Hakamadare. Kaison the priest of Hitachi. My beatles. John Silver: The beggar of love. The dance of angels burn their own wings. Criticism: Tsuno Kaitaro and the Post-Shingeki Movement. Postscript: The Legacy of the late 1960s.
David G. Goodman (1946-2011) was an American academic, author, editor and Japanologist who worked as a professor of Japanese literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.