Theater as Music

The Bunraku Play "Mt. Imo and Mt. Se: An Exemplary Tale of Womanly Virtue"
Volume 4
C. Andrew Gerstle, Kiyoshi Inobe, and William P. Malm
Examines Bunraku in performance and brings together musical, dramatic, and historical analyses into one study

Description

This book is the first attempt to examine Bunraku in performance and to bring together musical, dramatic, and historical analyses into one study. The three authors focus on the famous "Mountains Scene" (Yama no dan), the third scene of the third act of Mt. Imo and Mt. Se: An Exemplary Tale of Womanly Virtue (Imoseyama onna teikin, 1771) by Chikamatsu Hanji. The book with its articles, translations, text, glossary of terms, and cassettes of the performance, is a complete guide to Bunraku as a performing tradition and will be useful to anyone interested in music or theater.
 
Andrew Gerstle is Professor of Japanese Studies at SOAS University of London.

William P. Malm was a professor of ethnomusicology at the University of Michigan. 

Praise / Awards

  • “The most thoroughgoing study of Bunraku performance yet to appear in English.”
    —Hugh de Ferranti, Yearbook for Traditional Music
     
  • “A breakthrough publication.”
    —Samuel L. Leiter, Asian Theatre Journal
     

Product Details

  • 6 x 9.
  • 304pp.
Available for sale worldwide

  • Cassette (2-Pack)
  • 1990
  • Available
  • 978-0-939512-38-6

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  • $46.95 U.S.

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