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Title Japanese theatre and the international stage / edited by Stanca Scholz-Cionca and Samuel L. Leiter
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2001


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Description xiv, 464 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Series Brill's Japanese studies library, 0925-6512 ; v. 12
Brill's Japanese studies library. 0925-6512 ; v. 12
Contents Introduction / Stanca Scholz-Cionca and Samuel L. Leiter -- Pt. 1. The Infancy of Reception -- The Reception of Japanese Theatre by the European Avant-Garde (1900-1930) / Erika Fischer-Lichte -- The French Discovery of Traditional Japanese Theatre / Jean-Jacques Tschudin -- When Theatre Arts Looked Eastward: Japan's Reception in America's Leading Theatre Periodical (1916-64) / Samuel L. Leiter -- Pt. 2. Folk and Traditional Theatre: At Home and Abroad -- Ritual and Acting in Shishimai: The "Black Lion" of Nagai/Yamagata / Guenter Zobel -- Japanese Folk Performing Arts Today: The Politics of Promotion and Preservation / William Lee -- Zeami's Mysterious Flower: The Challenge of Interpreting it in Western Terms / Benito Ortolani -- Naturalizing No: Interpreting the Waki as the Representative of the Audience / Ruxandra Marginean -- Twofold Structure in No Expression / Haruo Nishino -- Western Audiences and the Emergent Reorientation of Meiji No / Shinko Kagaya -- Performance and Text in Kabuki / James R. Brandon -- Undressing the Onnagata: Kabuki's Female Role Specialists and the Art of Costuming / Katherine Mezur -- The View from Japan: The Traditional Performing Arts as Cultural Ambassadors Abroad / Barbara E. Thornbury -- Pt. 3. Japan Embraces the Modern -- Tabi Shibai: Popular Theatre in Context / Christina Nygren -- The Men of Our Dreams: The Role of the Otokoyaku in the Takarazuka Revue Company's Fantasy Adventure / Helen S. Parker -- Antonin Artaud's Influence on Terayama Shuji / Keiko Courdy -- Freaks, Fags, Foreigners, and Females: Cultural Outlaws in the Plays of Terayama Shuji / Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei -- Kishida Rio's Wasurenagusa (Forget-Me-Not): A Japanese Version of Frank Wedekind's Lulu / Yasuko Ikeuchi -- With a Nod to Chekhov: Strategies of Dream and Memory in the Dramas of Shimizu Kunio / J. Thomas Rimer -- The Body and the Problematics of Representation in the Theatre of Gekidan Kataisha / Peter Eckersall -- Body of Light: The Way of the Buto Performer / Maria Pia D'Orazi -- Concerned Theatre Japan Thirty Years Later: A Personal Account / David G. Goodman -- Pt. 4. The West Embraces Japan -- Thinking and Feeling: Characteristics of Intercultural Theatre / Mitsuya Mori -- No in Disguise: Robert Wilson's Adaptation of No Elements in his Productions of Alkestis/Alceste / Hans-Peter Bayerdorfer -- An Experiment in Fusion: Traditional Japanese Theatre and Modern Productions of Agamemnon and Macbeth / Zvika Serper -- The One Pointed Mind: Japanese Influences on Contemporary Actor Training in the United States / Barbara Sellers-Young
Summary "This well-illustrated work is the first attempt to bridge the gap between several specialized discourses concerning Japanese theatre. Central are problems of scholarly and practical reception of Japanese theatre forms in the West." "The essays by a careful selection of internationally well-reputed scholars range widely through Japanese theatre, from the ancient to the postmodern, or, one might say, from kagura to angura. It deals with reception of Japanese theatre in the West, the treatment of the body in stage art and drama, Western influence, the impact of Japanese theatre practice and theory upon the actor's training, and stage directing in the West. Readers will come across a wide variety of intriguing topics, such as lion dances, kabuki, noh, folk theatre, taishu engeki, and several important modern playwrights, etc." "This book truly promises to intensify future dialogue between the many disciplines concerned with Japanese theatre."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Chiefly papers presented at a symposium, held May 20-22, 1998 in Munich
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [419]-441) and index
Subject Japanese drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Performing arts -- Japan -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses.
Theater -- Japan -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Leiter, Samuel L.
Scholz-Cionca, Stanca.
LC no. 00045429
ISBN 9004120114