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Rising from the flames : the rebirth of theater in occupied Japan, 1945-1952

Author: Samuel L Leiter, professeur d'art dramatique)
Publisher: Lanham (Md.) ; Boudler (Mass.) ; New York (N.Y.) : Lexington Books, cop. 2009.
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This is the first book to describe the way in which the traditional and modern forms of Japanese theater responded to Japan's defeat in World War II. It includes sixteen essays by thirteen  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel L Leiter, professeur d'art dramatique)
ISBN: 9780739128183 0739128183
OCLC Number: 800680856
Description: 1 vol. (xvii-429 p.-[10] p. de pl.) : ill., photogr., couv. ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: From bombs to booms : when the Occupation met kabuki / Samuel L. Leiter --
Playing for the majors and the minors : Ichikawa girls' kabuki on the postwar stage / Loren Edelson --
The good censors : evading the threat to postwar kabuki / Samuel L. Leiter --
The Mitsukoshi Gekijō : the little theater that could / Kei Hibino --
Performing the emperor's new clothes : The Mikado, The tale of Genji, and lèse majesté on the Japanese stage / Samuel L. Leiter --
Nō and Kyōgen during the Occupation / Shinko Kagaya --
Mitsuwa Kai vs. Shōchiku : ocupation reforms and the unionization of bunraku / Patricia Pringle --
Surviving and succeeding : the Yūki-za Marionette Theater Company / Mari Boyd --
Laughter : after wars : rakugo during the Occupation / Matthew W. Shores --
SCAP's "problem child" : American aesthetics, the Shingeki stage, and the Occupation of Japan / David Jortner --
From war responsibility to the red purge : politics, Shingeki, and the case of Kubo Sakae / Guohe Zheng --
A fabulous fake : folklore and the search for national identity in Kinoshita Junji's Twilight crane / Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei --
To the rhythm of jazz : Enoken's postwar musical comedies / Yoshiko Fukushima.
Responsibility: edited by Samuel L. Leiter.

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The great value of this book: it broadens our knowledge of a time of crises in Japanese theatre-a crisis taht mirros our view of the entire postwar Japan. * Asian Theatre Journal * No review of this Read more...

 
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