Creating kabuki plays : context for Kezairoku, "Valuable notes on playwriting" /

This volume makes available in English a key text for our understanding of Kabuki, viz. "Kezairoku, Sakusha no Shikih" (Valuable Notes on Playwriting, A Playwrights' Methodology, written 1801), being the only extant treatise fully devoted to the subject of Kabuki playwriting. The auth...

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Main Author: Saltzman-Li, Katherine.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
Series:Brill's Japanese studies library ; v. 13.
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary:This volume makes available in English a key text for our understanding of Kabuki, viz. "Kezairoku, Sakusha no Shikih" (Valuable Notes on Playwriting, A Playwrights' Methodology, written 1801), being the only extant treatise fully devoted to the subject of Kabuki playwriting. The author addresses the history, methodology, and practitioners of Kabuki playwriting of the Edo Period (1603-1867). The reader will find a critical examination of Kezairoku, and discussions regarding the connections between the Kabuki and literary worlds of Edo Japan, and between playwriting and the oral arts.
Physical Description:1 online resource (viii, 263 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9789004193208
9004193200
1282949020
9781282949027
9786612949029
6612949023