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Acting like a Woman in Modern Japan: Theater, Gender and Nationalism

 
 
 
 
Acting like a Woman in Modern Japan: Theater, Gender and Nationalism
Author: A. Kano
ISBN 13: 9780312292911
ISBN 10: 312292910
Edition: 2001
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date: 2001-09-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 322
List Price: $53.00
 
 

Weaving together careful readings of plays and reviews, memoirs and interviews, biographies, and critical essays, Acting Like a Woman in Modern Japan traces the emergence of the first generation of modern actresses in Japan, a nation in which male actors had long dominated the public stage. What emerges is a colorful and complex picture of modern Japanese gender, theater, and nationhood. Using the lives and careers of two dominant actresses from the Meiji and Taisho eras, Ayako Kano reveals the fantasies, fears, and impact that women on stage created in Japan as it entered the 20th century.

Carol Gluck

A sophisticated analysis...A meaningful and mesmerizing book.