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
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
Series:Brill's Japanese studies library ; v. 13.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgements; Introduction; I. Playmaking and Playwriting: Early Play Creation for Kabuki; II. An Ordered System: The Later Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries; III. Kezairoku: Legitimacy and Methodology for the "Way" of the Playwright; IV. Kabuki Playwriting: The Literary Connection; V. Kabuki Playwriting: The Oral Connection; Epilogue; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.