1st Edition

Shakespeare East and West

Edited By Minoru Fujita, Leonard Pronko Copyright 1996
    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    210 Pages
    by Routledge

    The International Shakespeare Association meeting, held in Tokyo in August of 1991, was regarded by many of the participating academics as a milestone in terms of the quality of the papers given and extent to which the intercultural and cross-cultural study of Shakespeare had been developed. This volume contains the principal contributions (10) to the panel on Acting and Language in Shakespeare and Eastern Drama, specially edited for publication by Minoru Fujita who teaches at the Graduate School of Culture, University of Osaka, and Leonard Pronko, Professor of Theatre at Pomona College, Claremont, California. The papers are presented in three sections: Playhouses and Performances, Literary History, and Interpretation and Theoretical Issues.

    Introduction Shakespeare in a New Perspective, Minoru Fujita; Part I Playhouses and Performances; Chapter 1 Approaching Shakespeare Through Kabuki, Leonard C. Pronko; Chapter 2 Theatre Structures, East and West – Some Basic Similarities, Tetsuo Anzai; Chapter 3 Shakespeare and ‘Hana’, Poh Sim Plowright; Part II Literary History & Interpretation; Chapter 4 Shakespeare And Japanese Theatre, Andrew Gerstle; Chapter 5 A Bridge between Shakespeare and the Traditional Theatre of Japan, Toshiro Date; Chapter 6 A Voice from the Beyond – Ritual and Epiphany in Noh and Shakespeare, Masahiro Takenaka; Chapter 7 Shakespeare’s Ghosts and the Phantasms of Japanese Noh Plays, Peggy Muñoz Simonds; Chapter 8 Cultural Canons, East and West, Gerry Yokota-Murakami; Part III Theory and Language; Chapter 9 Theatre Innovation in the West, Ronald J. Lee; Chapter 10 Shakespeare, Eastern Theatre, and Literary Univers ALS, Patrick Colm Hogan;


    Minoru Fujita Osaka University, Japan. Lenoard Pronko Pomona College, Claremont, USA