The Resource The Cambridge guide to Asian theatre, edited by James R. Brandon ; advisory editor, Martin Banham

The Cambridge guide to Asian theatre, edited by James R. Brandon ; advisory editor, Martin Banham

Label
The Cambridge guide to Asian theatre
Title
The Cambridge guide to Asian theatre
Statement of responsibility
edited by James R. Brandon ; advisory editor, Martin Banham
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Cambridge Guide to Asian Theatre provides an overall description of the theatrical arts that have evolved in Asia and Oceania over the course of 2000 years, and the performances that exist in this region today. Ancient, highly developed, richly diverse, these theatrical arts are an integral part of life for many people in Asia. From Pakistan in the west, through India and Southeast Asia to China, Korea and Japan in the east, this book traces the development of theatre in 20 countries in fascinating and illuminating detail. Asian theatrical arts have evolved a diversity of forms - such as bunraku or krishnattam, Beijing opera or kabuki - each reflecting the unique language, religious views, social structures and daily lives of the people. Over a hundred of the most important of these genres have been gathered in this book, clearly presented in alphabetical order within the relevant country sections
  • In the introduction, Professor Brandon looks at the breath-taking sweep of Asian and Oceanic theatrical history, pointing to the distinctiveness of theatre in each country but also tracing the commonalities that arose from similarities of race and ethnicity, religion and politics, language and literary traditions. Entries on the most significant actors, playwrights, and directors from the past to the present are highlighted in panels. A select bibliography concludes each country chapter. Cross-references within each chapter enable the reader to find a fuller explanation of actor or genre where necessary. The Cambridge Guide to Asian Theatre will be an indispensable tool not only for students of drama, dance or Asian studies, but also for those who are actively engaged in the theatre, or who live or travel in Asia
Related
Dewey number
792/.095
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2860
LC item number
.C35 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • dictionaries
Label
The Cambridge guide to Asian theatre, edited by James R. Brandon ; advisory editor, Martin Banham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • mel
Control code
000009907382
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 253 p.
Isbn
9780521416238
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
93022340 //r94
Other physical details
ill.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b16205066
System control number
  • rmr6546355
  • (OCoLC)27677969

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