Japan's Modern Theatre: A Century of Change and Continuity

Japan s Modern Theatre A Century of Change and Continuity 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 form

  • Title: Japan's Modern Theatre: A Century of Change and Continuity
  • Author: Brian Powell
  • ISBN: 9781873410301
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 tThis 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anything and everything in the Japanese and western theatre traditions.Now, thirty years on, they too have been superseded The youth theatre of the 1980s and 90s has thrown aside the concerns of the angry underground and developed a fast moving bewilderingly kaleidoscopic drama of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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    1. Read when pursuing a research paper on the topic of Shingeki. Unfortunately, there are very few books in English that form a cohesive narrative on this topic, and this book was an indispensable rudder.

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