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| vol.5 Further Reading about Kabuki

vol.5 Further Reading about Kabuki

For those who wish to learn even more about this magnificent art form, here is a selection of books by some of the world's leading scholars and academics ranging from clear introductions to more specialised writings...


  1. James Brandon, Studies in Kabuki: Its Acting, Music and Historical Context (A Culture Learning Institute monograph), Univ. of Hawaii Press, 1978.

  2. James Brandon and Samuel Leiter, ed., Kabuki Plays on Stage, Univ. of Hawaii Press, (4 volumes) 2002-2003.

  3. Karen Brazell, Traditional Japanese Theater: An Anthology of Plays, Columbia Univ. Press, 1998.

  4. Ronald Cavaye, Paul Griffith and Akihito Senda, A Guide to the Japanese Stage: From Traditional to Cutting Edge, Kodansha International, 2004.

  5. Samuel L. Leiter, The Art of Kabuki: Five Famous Plays, 2nd revised edition, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1999.

  6. Okamoto Shiro, trans. by Samuel L. Leiter, The Man Who Saved Kabuki: Faubion Bowers and Theatrical Censorship, 2001.

April at Kabukiza Theatre

Area:Tokyo

April 2 (Sun) - April 26 (Wed), 2017 Tokyo

May at Kabukiza Theatre

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May 3 (Wed) - May 27 (Sat), 2017 Tokyo

May at Osaka Shochiku-za Theatre

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May 2 (Tue) - May 26 (Fri), 2017 Osaka