Kabuki Heroes on the Osaka Stage, 1780-1830


Kabuki Heroes is about collective participation in urban culture--on the stage, in poetry salons, in art studios, and in fan clubs. Focusing on the culture of Kabuki theater in Osaka and Kyoto, the book illustrates the passionate hero worship of actors by all levels of society. Just as now we worship celebrities both in private and in public--at concerts, theaters, and sports events--so too did eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Kabuki fans celebrate their stage idols. Most importantly, after the spread of new color ...

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Kabuki Heroes on the Osaka Stage, 1780-1830
2005, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu

ISBN-13: 9780824823924

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