The Cambridge Guide to Asian Theatre

The Cambridge Guide to Asian Theatre

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A comprehensive and authoritative single-volume reference work on the theatre arts of Asia-Oceania. Nine expert scholars provide entries on performance in twenty countries from Pakistan in the west, through India and Southeast Asia to China, Japan and Korea in the east. An introductory pan-Asian essay explores basic themes - they include ritual, dance, puppetry, training, performance and masks. The national entries concentrate on the historical development of theatre in each country, followed by entries on the major theatre forms, and articles on playwrights, actors and directors. The entries are accompanied by rare photographs and helpful reading lists.The entries are accompanied by rare photographs and helpful reading lists. The Cambridge Guide To Asian Theatre explores some of the most vibrant and exciting theatrical traditions in Asia-Oceania today.


Title:The Cambridge Guide to Asian Theatre
Author: James R. Brandon, Martin Banham
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1997-01-28
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