Ghosts, Masks, and Actors

A critical study of three major dramatic genres of Japan--noh, bunraku and kabuki--in cultural origins. Areas to be explored are the use of masks in the world of the noh theatre, the kabuki with its female impersonators and the near-lifesize puppets of the bunraku. Also discussed is the impact that noh and kabuki have had on modern Japanese and non-Japanese theatrical and film genres.

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