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Nō and Bunraku Two Forms of Japanese Theatre

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ISBN-10: 0231074190

ISBN-13: 9780231074193

Edition: N/A

Authors: Donald Keene

List price: $36.00
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Donald Keene combines informative works on two forms of classical Japanese theater into a single volume. The No text looks at all aspects of this traditional theater form including its history, its stage and props, the use of music and dance in its performances, the plays as literature, and the aesthetics of No. Also discussed are Kyogen, the comic farces that are typically interspersed with the solemn No dramas.
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Book details

List price: $36.00
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 1/9/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 199
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Donald Keene was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 18, 1922. He received a bachelor's degree in 1942, a master's degree in 1947, and a doctoral degree in 1951 from Columbia University. During World War II, he served as an intelligence officer in the Navy and worked translating for Japanese prisoners. He taught at Columbia University for 56 years and was named the Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature in 1986 and University Professor Emeritus. Keene is considered to be a "Japanologist". He has written, translated, or edited numerous books in both Japanese and English on Japanese literature and culture including The Pleasures of Japanese Literature, Essays in Idleness, So Lovely a Country…