The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Drama

The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Drama

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This anthology is the first to survey the full range of modern Japanese drama and make available JapanA•s best and most representative twentieth- and early-twenty-first-century works in one volume. Divided into six chronological sections: A’The Age of Taisho DramaA“; The Tsukiji Tsukiji Little Theater and Its AftermathA“; A’Wartime and Postwar DramaA“; A’The 1960s and Underground TheaterA“; A’The 1980s and BeyondA“; and A’Popular Theater, A“ the collection opens with a comprehensive introduction to Meiji period drama and provides an informal yet complete history of twentieth-century Japanese theater for students, scholars, instructors, and dramatists. The collection features a mix of original and previously published translations of works, among them plays by such writers as Masamune Hakucho (The Couple Next Door), Enchi Fumiko (Restless Night in Late Spring), Abe Kobo (The Man Who Turned into a Stick), Morimoto Kaoru (A WomanA•s Life), Kara Juro (Two Women), Terayama Shuji (Poison Boy), Noda Hideki (Poems for Sale), and Mishima Yukio (The Sardine SellerA•s Net of Love). Leading translators include Donald Keene, J. Thomas Rimer, Mitsuyra Mori, M. Cody Poulton, John Gillespie, Mari Boyd, and Brian Powell. Each section features an introduction to the developments and character of the period, notes on the playsA• productions, and photographs of their stage performances. The volume complements any course on modern Japanese literature and any study of modern drama in China, Korea, or other Asian or contemporary Western nation.I believe it was in the science laboratory in fourth grade. When we looked at the bees swarming on flower petals, at some point I was drowsy and got lost in the beesa#39; world and found myself in the bee fortress. They were waiting for the queen anbsp;...

Title:The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Drama
Author:J. Thomas Rimer, Mitsuya Mori, M. Cody Poulton
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2014-03-18


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