The Man Who Saved Kabuki

The Man Who Saved Kabuki

As The Man Who Saved Kabuki points out , there is still some controversy regarding who , Bowers or Ernst , accomplished more by way of “ saving ” kabuki . Other discussions appear in a small number of scattered articles and interviews .

Author: Okamoto Shiro

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824824415

Category: History

Page: 232

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"Although Bowers is at the Center of the story, this lively and skillfully adapted translation from the original Japanese treats a critical period in the long history of kabuki as it was affected by a single individual who had a commanding influence over it. It offers fascinating the little-known details about Occupation censorship politics and kabuki performance while providing yet another perspective on the history of an enduring Japanese art form."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: History

Revenge Drama in European Renaissance and Japanese Theatre

Revenge Drama in European Renaissance and Japanese Theatre

Ibid. Atsumi Seitaro, “Whither the Kabuki?” Oriental Economist, February 8, 1947. Brandon, “Myth and Reality,” 81–82. Dower, Embracing Defeat, 432. Ibid., 88. Okamoto, The Man Who Saved Kabuki, 61. Ibid., 62. Ibid. Ibid., 63. Ibid., 64.

Author: K. Wetmore

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230611283

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 289

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Revenge Drama in European Renaissance and Japanese Theatre is a collection of essays that both explores the tradition of revenge drama in Japan and compares that tradition with that in European Renaissance drama. Why are the two great plays of each tradition, plays regarded as defining their nations and eras, Kanadehon Chushingura and Hamlet, both revenge plays? What do the revenge dramas of Europe and Japan tell us about the periods that produced them and how have they been modernized to speak to contemporary audiences? By interrogating the manifestation of evil women, ghosts, satire, parody, and censorship, contributors such as Leonard Pronko, J. Thomas Rimer, Carol Sorgenfrei, Laurence Kominz explore these issues.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Kabuki s Forgotten War

Kabuki s Forgotten War

Okamoto Shirō includes a useful summary account of wartime kabuki in one chapter of Kabuki o sukutta otoko (translated and adapted by Samuel L. Leiter as The Man Who Saved Kabuki). Brian Powell discusses twentieth- century kabuki in ...

Author: James R. Brandon

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824832001

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 465

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According to a myth constructed after Japan's surrender to the Allied Forces in 1945, kabuki was a pure, classical art form with no real place in modern Japanese society. Drawing extensively from Japanese sources, Brandon shows that kabuki played an important role in Japan's Fifteen-Year Sacred War.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Rising from the Flames

Rising from the Flames

Okamoto , The Man Who Saved Kabuki , 112. Rations were provided based on where one lived . If Baigyoku moved from Osaka to Tokyo , he would have lost his ration privileges . On the other hand , the records show that Baigyoku appeared in ...

Author: Samuel L. Leiter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0739128183

Category: Drama

Page: 429

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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 specialists demonstrating the triumphs and tribulations of Japanese theater during the Allied Occupation, 1945–1952.
Categories: Drama

Japanese Theatre and the International Stage

Japanese Theatre and the International Stage

Keith left as well ( possibly having been forced out ) , and Bowers remained in the job until 1948 , eventually becoming known as “ the man who saved kabuki . " 32 He writes in his essay about censorship ; the introduction of the kiss ...

Author: Stanca Scholz-Cionca

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004483057

Category: Drama

Page: 512

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This is the most internationally comprehensive collection on Japanese theatre ever published. A team of authors from ten nations contributes twenty-five wide-ranging essays, covering everything from kagura ritual forms to postmodern angura.
Categories: Drama

The Five Continents of Theatre

The Five Continents of Theatre

By saving kabuki from summary sanction, Bowers helped the art form to overcome the darkest moment in its history, for which the Japanese scholar Okamoto Shiro named him “the man who saved kabuki.” The story has entered the western ...

Author: Eugenio Barba

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004392939

Category: Drama

Page: 420

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The Five Continents of Theatre undertakes the exploration of the material culture of the actor, which involves the actors’ pragmatic relations and technical functionality, their behaviour, the norms and conventions that interact with those of the audience and the society in which actors and spectators equally take part.
Categories: Drama

America s Japan and Japan s Performing Arts

America s Japan and Japan s Performing Arts

Credentialing “The Man Who Saved Kabuki” The publication in 1952 of Faubion Bowers's japanese Theatre helped give needed weight to the assertion that kabuki was an important world art. Green and Logan had considerable stature as theater ...

Author: Barbara E. Thornbury

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472029280

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 274

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America’s Japan and Japan’s Performing Arts studies the images and myths that have shaped the reception of Japan-related theater, music, and dance in the United States since the 1950s. Soon after World War II, visits by Japanese performing artists to the United States emerged as a significant category of American cultural-exchange initiatives aimed at helping establish and build friendly ties with Japan. Barbara E. Thornbury explores how “Japan” and “Japanese culture” have been constructed, reconstructed, and transformed in response to the hundreds of productions that have taken place over the past sixty years in New York, the main entry point and defining cultural nexus in the United States for the global touring market in the performing arts. The author’s transdisciplinary approach makes the book appealing to those in the performing arts studies, Japanese studies, and cultural studies.
Categories: Performing Arts

Native Storiers

Native Storiers

Ichimura Uzaemon XV, “the leading kabuki actor of his generation, had died of a sudden heart attack” three months earlier, wrote Shiro Okamoto in The Man Who Saved Kabuki. Bowers said Uzaemon was his favorite actor, “the kind of star ...

Author: Gerald Vizenor

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803222663

Category: Fiction

Page: 265

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Gerald Vizenor presents in this anthology some of the best contemporary Native American Indian authors writing today. The five books from which these excerpts are drawn are published in the University of Nebraska Press’s Native Storiers series. This series introduces innovative, emergent, avant-garde Native literary artists and promotes a sense of survivance over the conventional themes of victimry, historical absence, cultural tragedy, and separation that often accompany Native characters in popular commercial fiction. These original narratives demonstrate a new and distinctive aesthetic in the literature of Native American Indians. The five Native authors in this anthology, drawing from the practices of traditional oral storiers, create an active sense of presence, both in the literary world, and the wider world of cultural studies. Native Storiers includes selections from Mending Skins by Eric Gansworth, Designs of the Night Sky by Diane Glancy, Bleed into Me by Stephen Graham Jones, Hiroshima Bugi: Atomu 57 by Gerald Vizenor, and Elsie’s Business by Frances Washburn.
Categories: Fiction

Hiroshima Bugi

Hiroshima Bugi

Nightbreaker , Reason , and many other men lost their teeth and hair after the test . ... kabuki actor of his generation , had died of a sudden heart attack " three months earlier , wrote Shiro Okamoto in The Man Who Saved Kabuki .

Author: Gerald Robert Vizenor

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803246730

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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A strange, fascinating novel set in Japan follows the efforts of a dissident who his determined to trash the safe, accepted notions of Hiroshima history and sets out on an epic journey to do just that by creating his own calendar, among other acts of defiance. (General Fiction)
Categories: Fiction

Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre

Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre

The Man Who Saved Kabuki: Faubion Bowers and Theatre Censorship in Occupied Japan. Trans. and adapt. by Samuel L. Leiter. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2001. Omoto, Lisa Ann M., and Kathy Welch. “Kabuki Spectacle.

Author: Samuel L. Leiter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442239111

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 814

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This updated edition adds well over 200 plot summaries representing each theatrical form in addition to: a chronology; introductory essay; appendixes; an extensive bibliography; over 1500 cross-referenced entries on important terms; brief biographies of the leading artists and writers; and plot summaries of significant plays.
Categories: Performing Arts