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Title:Kabuki: The Popular Stage of Japan
Price:GBP£60.00 (about USD$81.30)
Item ID:B009-4545
Publisher:Macmillan and Co. Limited, London, 1925
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:No
Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1925, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First

illustrated by tissue-guarded colour frontispiece & 48 b/w. photo's with a few drawings in the text. This was the first important work on Kabuki in a non-Japanese language & the author, Zoe Kincaid (pen name of Mrs. J. N. Penlington), assiduously frequented the Japanese theatre during her years in Japan & , for twelve years, had written substantial newspaper reviews of the, then current, Kabuki performances for the Japan Advertiser. This thorough & detailed work on this aspect of Japanese theatre history covers in its chapters Kabuki: Conventions; Craftsmanship; Audiences; Schools of Acting; Origins; Actor Ceremonials; The Woman's Stage; Yakusha (actors); Sakusha (playwrights); Plays (forms, motives & roles) & Historical perspectives. The author also acknowledges a debt of gratitude to various Japanese written works & Japanese experts on Kabuki who have helped her in the writing of this comprehensive study. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. xvi + 385. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Previous owner's name & location (Yokohama 1939) to fep.. Deckled (rough cut) outer & bottom edges . Top edge gilt in good condition. Gilt titles spine & vignette in gilt on the front cover of a Kabuki actor.. Inner front hinge starting. black cloth with beveled edges. Includes bibliography & index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Theatre & Plays; Drama; Japanese Theatre; Kabuki; Japan; Theatre & Plays. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4545.
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