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Bunraku the art of the Japanese puppet theatre. [Text by] Donald Keene. Photos. by Kaneko Hiroshi. by Donald Keene

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Published by Kodansha International in [Tokyo] .
Written in English


  • Puppets and puppet-plays -- Japan

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Edition Notes

Other titlesThe art of the Japanese puppet theatre
ContributionsKaneko, Hiroshi, 1933-
LC ClassificationsPN1978 J3 K4 1974
The Physical Object
Number of Pages88
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19081720M

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Backstage at Bunraku book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.4/5.   Nō And Bunraku book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Donald Keene combines informative works on two forms of classical Japanese 4/5. Bunraku is actually the name commonly used for ningyo joruri - ningyo meaning puppet and joruri being a kind of chanted narration. Puppet plays are believed to have their origins in the 10th or 11th century. Itinerant entertainers, many from Awaji Island in the Seto Inland Sea, presented plays in the nearby cities of Osaka and Kyoto. Bunraku is an author's theater, as opposed to kabuki, which is a performer's theater. In bunraku, prior to the performance, the chanter holds up the text and bows before it, promising to follow it faithfully. In kabuki, actors insert puns on their names, ad-libs, references to contemporary happenings and other things which deviate from the script.

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