Circles of Fantasy: Convention in the Plays of Chikamatsu

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The vibrant merchant culture of Tokugawa Japan gave rise to many new forms of art, none more fascinating than the puppet theater, JMruri, created chiefly by Chikamatsu Monzaemon, the foremost playwright of popular Japanese drama. In this analysis of Chikamatsu's artistry, Dr. Gerstle focuses on features hitherto neglected by Western scholars the musical structure of JMruri, integral to the form, mood, and movement of the drama. For extensive translations from the various types of Chikamatsu's dramas, Gerstle supplies the ...

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Circles of Fantasy: Convention in the Plays of Chikamatsu
1986, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674131712

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