Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre by Samuel L. Leiter

By Samuel L. Leiter

Исторический словарь японского традиционного театра охватывает все четыре жанра (NT, kyTgen, Бунраку, и Кабуки), в которых содержатся информация о почти каждом аспекте, в том числе участников, театров, компаний, историй, грима, костюма, маски, биографии, теории, профессиональная подготовки, музыки, религии, критики и многое другое. Это делается через сотни словарных статей в алфавитном порядке с обилием перекрестных ссылок, общее введение, хронология, и специальный глоссарий всех терминов, упомянутых в тексте, но без своих собственных записей, каждая из которых может быть дополнена наиболее обширной библиографией, статьями, и веб-сайтами в настоящее время имеется.
This accomplished reference paintings covers all 4 kinds of conventional eastern theatre: no, kyogen, bunraku, and kabuki. overseas excursions via every one became standard, permitting audiences far and wide to increase their knowing of theatres probabilities, and encouraging artists to infuse their works with rules sparked by way of jap theatres conventions. a result of nice curiosity generated via expanding familiarity with those theatre traditions, in addition to a large number of basic and really good guides investigating and describing them, there has built a major desire for a piece that permits for fast entry to precise information about many options, phrases, and members.

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1776 N/KY One hundred fifty–play repertory of Kita school published. K Collection of writing by Genroku-period actors, Yakusha Banashi (aka Yakusha Rongo [Actors’ Analects]), published. 1780 K Beginning of danmari convention (alternate theory: 1776). 1782 K Ichimura-za closes because of debt. 1783 K Official pronouncement: michiyuki dances treating lovers’ suicides or indecent situations will bring severe punishment. 1787 N/KY Noˆ performed at Edo Castle to celebrate accession of Tokugawa Ienari to shogunate.

1962 N/KY Major exhibit celebrating 600th anniversary of Zeami’s birth held at Hoˆsei University. Soˆmei Noˆgakudoˆ, Komegome, Tokyo, crucial to postwar noˆ , closes. B Selected members of both factions make first bunraku tour to West: Seattle World’s Fair, Vancouver, Los Angeles. Shoˆchiku abandons management of Chinami Kai. 1963 N/KY Events celebrating 600th anniversary of Zeami’s birth held throughout Japan. Kyoˆ gen’s Shigeyama Yagoroˆ receives name Zenchiku from head of Konparu school; entire family takes name as well.

The formal arrangement of the noˆ stage also was finalized during this time. These advances were possible because of the financial support provided by the samurai leaders. The powerful general Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542–1616) had shown a fondness for sarugaku even before Hideyoshi, and had supported actors of the Kanze family. After he established the Tokugawa shogunate in 1603, he continued Hideyoshi’s patronage system, with the tayuˆ of the Kanze school at the head of the four schools. After his death, Edo, which had replaced Kyoto as the nation’s governing center, became the home base for noˆ actors.

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