9780739111529

Modern Japanese Theatre And Performance

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  • ISBN13:

    9780739111529

  • ISBN10:

    0739111523

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-03-23
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
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Summary

Modern Japanese Theatre and Performance is a collection of sixteen essays on Japanese theatre, including historical overviews of twentieth century theatre, analyses of specific productions and individuals, and consideration of the intercultural nature of modern Japanese theatre. Also included is a new translation of a Superkyogen play.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction: Modern Japanese Theatre (Revisited) xi
David Jortner
I. Shingeki History
Why Did Sewamono Not Grow into Modern Realist Theatre?
3(14)
Megumi Inoue
The Rhetoric of the Real
17(16)
M. Cody Poulton
Moment(um) of Memory: Metapatterhs in Japanese Theatre since the 1960's
33(18)
John K. Gillespie
The Quest for Salvation in Japan's Modern History: Four Plays by Akimoto Matsuyo
51(14)
David G. Goodman
Poison Women and National Identity in Postwar Japanese Performance
65(12)
Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei
Senda Koreya and the Tenko Paradigm
77(16)
John D. Swain
II. Experimental Theatre(s) and Border Crossings
Structureless in Structure: The Choreographic Tectonics of Hijikata Tatsumi's Buto
93(16)
Bruce Baird
Terayama in Amsterdam and the Internationalization of Experimental Theatre
109(14)
Steven Clark
Super-kyogen: Radically Traditional Utopian Comedies
123(26)
Jonah Salz
Classical Japanese Performance in a Contemporary Context: A Traditional Strategy of Juxtaposition
149(22)
Zvika Serper
III. Specific Plays and Productions in Modern Japan
Illegitimate Child of Shingeki: Comedy Actor Soganoya Gokurei and His Nonkina tosan (Easygoing Daddy)
171(18)
Yoshiko Fukushima
Reflections of and on the Times: Morimoto Kaoru's A Woman's Life
189(16)
Guohe Zheng
Steeplechase: Mishima Yukio's Only Original Modern No Play
205(10)
Laurence Kominz
"Destroying the Audience's Alibi": Empathy and Ethics in Abe Kobo's Mihitsu no koi
215(10)
Margaret Key
Divine Memory and Abject Reality: Miyagi Satoshi's Tenshu Monogatari and Shimizu Shinjin's Bye Bye: The New Primitive
225(12)
Carol Martin
From Scaretto to Kaze to tomo ni sarinu: Musical Adaptations of Gone with the Wind in Japan
237(16)
Kevin J. Wetmore Jr.
IV. A Super-kyogen Script
Mudskippers: Reviving Kyogen's Satire, Castigating Contemporary Authority
253(6)
Jonah Salz
Mutsugoro (Mudskippers)
259(12)
Umehara Takeshi, translated by Jonah Salz and Tomoko Onabe Salz
Works Cited 271(12)
Index 283(4)
About the Editors and Contributors 287

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