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by Samuel L. Leiter,James R. Brandon

Free eBook Kabuki Plays on Stage: Brilliance and Bravado, 1697-1766 (Kabuki Plays on Stage, Volume 1) download ISBN: 0824824032
Author: Samuel L. Leiter,James R. Brandon
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press; First Edition edition (February 28, 2002)
Language: English
Pages: 408
Category: Art and workmanship
Subcategory: Performing Arts
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Kabuki Plays On Stage represents a monumental achievement.

Kabuki Plays On Stage represents a monumental achievement. Volume 1 consists of thirteen plays that showcase early kabuki's scintillating and boisterous styles of performance and illustrates the contrasting dramatic techniques cultivated by actors in Edo (Tokyo) and Kamigata (Osaka and Kyoto). The twelve plays translated in Volume 2 cover a brief period, but one that saw important developments in kabuki architecture, acting, dance, and the manipulation of characters and themes. As the series title indicates, the plays were translated to capture the vivacity of performances on stage.

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Kabuki Plays On Stage represents a monumental achievement in Japanese theatre studies, being the first collection of kabuki play translations to be published in twenty-five years.

James R. Brandon, Samuel L. Leiter. Kabuki Plays On Stage represents a monumental achievement in Japanese theatre studies, being the first collection of kabuki play translations to be published in twenty-five years. Fifty-one plays, published in four volumes, vividly trace kabuki's changing relations to Japanese society during the premodern era.

Kabuki plays on stage. Includes bibliographical references and index Brandon, James R; Leiter, Samuel L. Kabuki plays - Translations into English. Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press. Includes bibliographical references and index. v. 1. Brilliance and bravado, 1697-1766 - v. 2. Villainy and vengeance, 1773-1799 - v. 3. Darkness and desire, 1804-1864 - v. 4. Restoration and reform, 1872-1905. Brandon, James R; Leiter, Samuel L. Boxid.

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Fifty-one plays, published in four volumes, vividly trace kabuki's changing relations to Japanese society during the premodern era. The fourteen plays translated in Volume 3, Darkness and Desire, 1804-1864, mark an extreme point in the development of kabuki dramaturgy

Fifty-one plays, published in four volumes, vividly trace kabuki's changing relations to Japanese society during the premodern era. The fourteen plays translated in Volume 3, Darkness and Desire, 1804-1864, mark an extreme point in the development of kabuki dramaturgy. The plays are remarkable, even within kabuki, for their intense theatricality, gutsy individualism of character, cold-blooded and ferocious violence, realism pushed into fantasy and grotesquery, novelty for its own sake, sexual aggressiveness, and assertion of female will.

Kabuki Plays On Stage represents a monumental achievement in Japanese theatre studies, being the first collection of kabuki play translations to be published in twenty-five years. Fifty-one plays, published in four volumes, vividly trace kabuki's changing relations to Japanese society during the premodern era.

Volume 1 consists of thirteen plays that showcase early kabuki's scintillating and boisterous styles of performance and illustrates the contrasting dramatic techniques cultivated by actors in Edo (Tokyo) and Kamigata (Osaka and Kyoto). The twelve plays translated in Volume 2 cover a brief period, but one that saw important developments in kabuki architecture, acting, dance, and the manipulation of characters and themes.

As the series title indicates, the plays were translated to capture the vivacity of performances on stage. The translations, each accompanied by a thorough introduction that contextualizes the play, are based not only on published texts, but performance scripts and the study of the plays as they are performed in theatres today. Each volume is lavishly illustrated with rare woodblock prints in full color of Tokugawa- and Meiji-period productions as well as color and black-and-white photographs of contemporary performances.

Published with the assistance of the Nippon Foundation.

User reviews
Celore
Excellent price for a seminal work. Beautiful translations.
Adorardana
Well written
Painbrand
Of course this book is only for those interested in kabuki. It gives historical details and the translations of the actual plays. I have the entire set.
grand star
I've found it quite difficult to find kabuki plays in translation, as opposed to secondary literature about kabuki, or translations of noh plays, for instance. This series is wonderful because it provides exactly what I was looking for, with a lucid, informative introduction to each play, and copious notes on the staging, as well as photos. I can't comment on the quality of the translation of the script, but I am really overjoyed to come across the actual "stuff" of kabuki theater in a language that I can understand.

My only two quibbles with the "Kabuki Plays on Stage" series have to do with what the series leaves out. First, kabuki performances usually comprise only an act or two, or a critical scene from a play that was originally much longer. This series only translates the sections that are typically performed, while I would be interested to read a full kabuki play beginning to end. Second, as far as I know, this 4-volume anthology includes no examples of a "snow torture" scene, as in the play "Akegarasu" (which is not included). That said, I don't know of any work in English that would give you either of those things, and I recommend the "Kabuki Plays on Stage" anthology unreservedly.
Ximinon
If you like the script and background to Japanese plays or any script reading you will love this fine volume. Very happy with the entire book.