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Author Natori, Shunsen, 1886-1960, artist

Title Stars of the Tokyo stage : Natori Shunsen's Kabuki actor prints / Lucie Folan [and others]
Published Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 2012
Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, [2012]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  769.074 Natori Nat/Sot  AVAILABLE
Description 144 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
regular print
Contents Natori Shunsen: artist of Tokyo / Lucie Folan -- Cult of the actor / C Andrew Gerstle -- Modern Tokyo: the 1920s and 30s / Chiaki Ajioka -- In the actor's image: kabuki prints in a time of change / Amy Reigle Newland -- Beyond the stage / Melanie Eastburn -- Kabuki costumes: enduring symbols / Robyn Maxwell -- Natori Shunsen's impressions: plays, prints, actors
Summary Stars of the Tokyo stage celebrates the glamour of kabuki theatre amid the dynamic atmosphere of Japan in the 1920s and 30s. Drawn from the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Natori Shunsens superb woodblock portraits of the superstar actors of the time are exquisitely reproduced and discussed in detail, alongside a selection of spectacular costumes from the kabuki stage. Stars of the Tokyo Stage brings together essays by experts in the fields of kabuki, printmaking and modern Japan. It is an entertaining and valuable resource for anyone with an interest in Japanese art, culture and theatre
Analysis Australian
Notes Exhibition schedule: RMIT Gallery, Melbourne Vic. ; Rockhampton Regional Art Gallery, Rockhampton QLD 1 March - 2 June 2013 ; Tamworth Regional Gallery, Tamworth NSW 15 June - 20 July 2013 ; Cowra Regional Art Gallery, Cowra NSW 10 August - 29 September 2013
Published in conjunction with National Gallery of Australia exhibition touring nationally, 2012-2013
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience General
Notes National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2012
Subject Natori, Shunsen, 1886-1960 -- Exhibitions.
Natori, Shunsen, 1886-1960.
Shunsen, Natori
National Gallery of Australia -- Exhibitions.
880-01 Kabuki in art -- Exhibitions.
880-01 展覧会カタログ -- Exhibitions.
Actors -- Japan -- Portraits -- Exhibitions.
Actors -- Portraits.
Actors -- Japan -- Portraits -- Exhibitions.
Kabuki in art -- Exhibitions.
Prints -- Exhibitions.
Prints, Japanese -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Author Folan, Lucie.
National Gallery of Australia, exhibitor
ISBN 0642334277 paperback
9780642334275 paperback
Other Titles Natori Shunsen's Kabuki actor prints