Japan s Modern Theatre

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.

Japan s Modern Theatre

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 traditions. Now, thirty years on, they too have been superseded. The youth theatre of the 1980s and 90s has thrown aside the concerns of the angry underground and developed a fast-moving bewilderingly kaleidoscopic drama of breath-taking energy.

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Japan's Modern Theatre
Language: en
Pages: 250
Authors: Brian Powell
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-16 - Publisher: Routledge

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
Japan's Modern Theatre
Language: en
Pages: 213
Authors: Brian Powell
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Routledge

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
Japan's Modern Theatre
Language: en
Pages: 250
Authors: Brian Powell
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-16 - Publisher: Routledge

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
Modern Japanese Theatre and Performance
Language: en
Pages: 289
Authors: David Jortner, Keiko I. McDonald, Kevin J. Wetmore
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Lexington Books

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.
Toward a Modern Japanese Theatre
Language: en
Pages: 324
Authors: J. Thomas Rimer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-08 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Long accustomed to writing in the tradition of the flamboyant kabuki, Japanese dramatists had a more difficult struggle in modernizing their art than did writers of fiction and poetry. The work of Kishida Kunio, however, established and matured modern Japanese drama, modeled on the western psychological drama of Ibsen and