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Onnagata : a labyrinth of gendering in kabuki theater

Author: Maki Isaka
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maki Isaka
ISBN: 9780295995106 0295995106
OCLC Number: 939419470
Description: xvi, 256 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Fundamentals: invitation to labyrinths of gendering --
Introduction: a labyrinth of onnagata --
Geneses of a maze: androgyne fatale --
Femininity inside out: onnagata who pass --
Denial of transience: forfeiting the androgynous charm --
Prescription for femininity: onnagata who pass --
Canonization: creating onnagata traditions --
Femininity in circulation: texts in kabuki, kabuki in texts --
Marginalized centers: bodies and personnel --
Naturally disciplined: moving real on procrustean beds --
Female onnagata in the porous labyrinth: the enunciated femininity and the enunciating masculinity --
Origins of onnagata: modern reformation --
Toward contemporary onnagata: art in their blood --
Epilogue: the journey continues.
Responsibility: Maki Isaka.

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