More information on pan-Asian theatre is packed into this acclaimed Guide than is contained in any other single-volume work.
Chapters survey the historical and modern drama of individual countries, from Pakistan through India and southeast Asia to China and Japan, along with profiles of important people. Among the topics are the Indian kathakali, Japanese no plays, the Beijing opera, Indonesian shadow plays, and the trance dances of Oceania. Indexed only by artist and genre. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)