Modern Japanese Theatre and Performance

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  • Copyright: 2007-05-17
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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

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Modern Japanese Theatre (Revisited)p. xi
Shingeki History
Why Did Sewamono Not Grow into Modern Realist Theatre?p. 3
The Rhetoric of the Realp. 17
Moment(um) of Memory: Metapatterns in Japanese Theatre since the 1960sp. 33
The Quest for Salvation in Japan's Modern History: Four Plays by Akimoto Matsuyop. 51
Poison Women and National Identity in Postwar Japanese Performancep. 65
Senda Koreya and the Tenko Paradigmp. 77
Experimental Theatre(s) and Border Crossings
Structureless in Structure: The Choreographic Tectonics of Hijikata Tatsumi's Butop. 93
Terayama in Amsterdam and the Internationalization of Experimental Theatrep. 109
Super-kyogen: Radically Traditional Utopian Comediesp. 123
Classical Japanese Performance in a Contemporary Context: A Traditional Strategy of Juxtapositionp. 149
Specific Plays and Productions in Modern Japan
Illegitimate Child of Shingeki: Comedy Actor Soganoya Gokuro and His Nonkina tosan (Easygoing Daddy)p. 171
Reflections of and on the Times: Morimoto Kaoru's A Woman's Lifep. 189
Steeplechase: Mishima Yukio's Only Original Modern No Playp. 205
"Destroying the Audience's Alibi": Empathy and Ethics in Abe Kobo's Mihitsu no koip. 215
Divine Memory and Abject Reality: Miyagi Satoshi's Tenshu Monogatari and Shimizu Shinjin's Bye Bye: The New Primitivep. 225
From Scaretto to Kaze to tomo ni sarinu: Musical Adaptations of Gone with the Wind in Japanp. 237
A Super-kyogen Script
Mudskippers: Reviving Kyogen's Satire, Castigating Contemporary Authorityp. 253
Mutsugoro (Mudskippers)p. 259
Works Citedp. 271
Indexp. 283
About the Editors and Contributorsp. 287
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