Japan's modern theatre : a century of change and continuity / Brian Powell.
- Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2013.
1 online resource (250 p.)
- Theater -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
Theater -- Japan -- History -- 19th century.
- Electronic books.
- This book endeavours to unravel the complicated skeins of Japanese theatre in the modern period and offers an appreciation of the richness of choice of presentational and representational theatre forms.Since the end of world War II there has been continuing but different conflict between the major theatrical genres. Kabuki continues to defend its ground successfully, but the 'new drama' (shingeki) became firmly established in its own right in the 1960s. It was a vigorous and exuberant 'underground' theatre which exploited anything and everything in the Japanese and western theatre traditio
- Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Dedication; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction: The Setting; Chapter 1 Kabuki and the Challenges of a Changing Theatre World; Chapter 2 New Acting, New Production, Some New Playwriting; Chapter 3 Artists, Ideologues and Ideological Artists; Chapter 4 Diversity in Adversity; Chapter 5 Theatre Mobilised; Chapter 6 Consolidation; Chapter 7 One Tradition Promoted, One Challenged and One Created; Notes; Bibliography; Index
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed January 18, 2014).
First published 2002 by Japan Library.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.4324/9781315073200 doi
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