Danjuro's Girls Women on the Kabuki Stage

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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The first comprehensive study to investigate the history of kabuki actresses and the complex hierarchy of male kabuki.

Author Biography

Loren Edelson has taught at The City College of New York and The Japan Society and has published two translations of Japanese contemporary plays, including The Three Hagi Sisters (Hagi-ke no san shimai) by Nagai Ai.

Table of Contents

Danjuro IX and the Actress Question The Origins of The Ichikawa Girls' Kabuki Troupe Name Recognition Cypress Stages
Defining Themselves The Critics Respond Life off Stage Power Struggle The Final Years Coda: Kabuki as Invented Tradition
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