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Chikamatsu : 5 late plays

Author: Monzaemon Chikamatsu; C Andrew Gerstle
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2001.
Series: Translations from the Asian classics.
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"Chikamatsu Monzaemon (1653-1725), often referred to as "Japan's Shakespeare" and a "god of writers," was arguably the most famous playwright in Japanese history and wrote more than 100 plays for the kabuki and bunraku theaters. Today the plays of this major literary figure are performed on kabuki and bunraku stages as well as in the modern theater, and forty-nine films of his plays have been made, thirty-one of  Read more...
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Named Person: Monzaemon Chikamatsu
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Monzaemon Chikamatsu; C Andrew Gerstle
ISBN: 0231121660 9780231121668 0231121679 9780231121675
OCLC Number: 45363905
Description: viii, 534 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Twins at the Sumida River (Futago sumidagawa) ; Lovers pond in Settsu Province (Tsu no Kuni meoto ike) ; Battles at Kawa-nakajima (Shinshū Kawa-nakajima kassen) ; Love suicides on the Eve of the Kōshin Festival (Shinjū yoigōshin) ; Tethered steed and the eight provinces of Kantō (Kanhasshū tsunagi-uma).
Series Title: Translations from the Asian classics.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: translated and annotated by C. Andrew Gerstle.

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Chikamatsu Monzaemon (1653-1725) was arguably the most famous playwright in Japanese history and wrote more than 100 plays for the kabuki and bunraku theaters. This volume includes five plays, four  Read more...

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