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Brazell, Karen

Overview
Works: 28 works in 114 publications in 2 languages and 1,518 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Diaries  History  Biographies  Documentary films  Drama  Filmed plays  Nonfiction films  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Producer, Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: PL792.N3, 895.632
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Publications about Karen Brazell
Publications by Karen Brazell
Publications by Karen Brazell, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Karen Brazell
Traditional Japanese theater : an anthology of plays by Karen Brazell( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 723 libraries worldwide
Introduces the genres of noh, kyogen, kabuki, and bunraku puppet theater, and offers translations of thirty of the best-known plays, with background information on their history, characters, staging, and significance
Twelve plays of the noh and kyōgen theaters by Karen Brazell( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
Nō as performance : an analysis of the kuse scene of Yamamba by Monica Bethe( Book )
12 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 libraries worldwide
Dance in the N⁻o theater by Monica Bethe( Book )
14 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
The confessions of Lady Nijō by Nakanoin Masatada no Musume( Book )
20 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
"In about 1307 a remarkable woman in Japan sat down to complete the story of her life. The result was an autobiographical narrative, a tale of thirty-six years (1271-1306) in the life of Lady Nijo, starting when she became the concubine of a retired emperor in Kyoto at the age of fourteen and ending, several love affairs later, with an account of her new life as a wandering Buddhist nun. Through the vagaries of history, however, the glory of Lady Nijo's story has taken six and half centuries to arrive. The Confessions of Lady Nijo or Towazugatari in Japanese, was not widely circulated after it was written, perhaps because of the dynastic quarrel that soon split the imperial family, or perhaps because of Lady Nijo's intimate portrait of a very human emperor. Whatever the cause, the book was neglected, then forgotten completely, and only a single manuscript survived. This was finally discovered in 1940, but would not be published until after World War II in 1950. This translation and its annotations draw on multiple Japanese editions, but borrow most heavily from the interpretations offered by Tsugita Kasumi." -- Publisher's description
Yamanba the old woman of the mountains ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Draws on a famous legend of an enegmatic old woman (Yamamba) living in the mountains who is alternately seen as god, demon, mother, enlightened or tormented, helpful or harmful. This ambivalence of appearance, reality and art is underscored by the appearance of an entertainer who impersonates Yamamba to the real Yamamba who in turn entertains her impersonator
Yamamba old woman of the mountain ( visu )
7 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in Japanese and English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Draws on a famous legend of an enegmatic old woman (Yamamba) living in the mountains who is alternately seen as god, demon, mother, enlightened or tormented, helpful or harmful. This ambivalence of appearance, reality and art is underscored by the appearance of an entertainer who impersonates Yamamba to the real Yamamba who in turn entertains her impersonator
A study and partial translation of Towazugatari by Karen Brazell( Archival Material )
5 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Dance in the Noh theater ( visu )
4 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Examines the various aspects of Nō dance and its intricacies as a dance and theatrical form
Youth and other stories by Ōgai Mori( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Noh dance and verbal meaning ( visu )
2 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Examines specific symbolic meanings of movement and gesture in Noh dance
Fundamentals of Noh dance ( visu )
3 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Examines the basic steps and movements of the classical Japanese Noh dance
Props and Noh dance ( visu )
2 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Examines the use of props in Noh dance performances
Noh dance and costume ( visu )
3 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Examines the significance of costume in Nō dance
Instrumental dance ( visu )
3 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Examines Noh dance performed to instrumental music without narration
Dance in the Nō theater by Monica Bethe( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Dance in the Nō theater by Monica Bethe( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Dance in the Nō theater by Monica Bethe( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Lady Nijo: court-lady and traveler in 13th century Japan by Karen Brazell( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Brazell examines several aspects of Lady Nijo's writings: the history of the text from its discovery until the present day, how Lady Nijo structured her life, her life as viewed in the text itself, and aspects of contemporary interest in her confession, particularly in the realm of sexual politics
 
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Karen Brazell American translator
Languages
English (94)
Japanese (7)
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