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The Bunraku Puppet Theater of Japan: Honor, Vengeance, and Love in Four Plays of the 18th and 19th Centuries Stanleigh H. Jones, Jr.

The Bunraku Puppet Theater of Japan: Honor, Vengeance, and Love in Four Plays of the 18th and 19th Centuries

Stanleigh H. Jones, Jr.

Published November 29th 2012
ISBN : 9780824835620
Hardcover
303 pages
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The plays presented here were first performed between 1769 and 1832, a time when the Japanese puppet theatre known as Bunraku was beginning to lose its pre-eminence to Kabuki. Newly translated and illustrated for the general reader and theMoreThe plays presented here were first performed between 1769 and 1832, a time when the Japanese puppet theatre known as Bunraku was beginning to lose its pre-eminence to Kabuki. Newly translated and illustrated for the general reader and the specialist, the plays in this volume are accompanied by informative introductions, extensive notes on stage action, and discussions of the various changes that Bunraku underwent, particularly in the latter half of the eighteenth century, its golden age.