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Resource: The Barbara Curtis Adachi Bunraku Collection

The recent launch of the The Barbara Curtis Adachi Collection provides a wonderful resource for those interested in traditional Japanese performance arts. The collection was given to Columbia University in 1991 by Barbara Curtis Adachi, a long-time bunraku theater enthusiast who … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: A History of Japanese Theatre

We are  delighted to announce the publication by Cambridge of A History of Japanese Theatre, edited by Jonah Salz. Featuring chapters by fifty international experts, including fifteen Japanese scholars, this book is the first in English since Benito Ortolani’s 1991 … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: A History of Japanese Theatre

Jonah Salz (ed.), A History of Japanese Theatre, Cambridge University Press, 2016. From the Cambridge University Press official webpage for the book: Description Japan boasts one of the world’s oldest, most vibrant and most influential performance traditions. This accessible and … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Bunraku Puppet Theatre of Japan: Honor, Vengeance, and Love in Four Plays of the 18th and 19th Centuries

http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-8747-9780824836801.aspx Translator: Jones, Stanleigh H.; 320pp. December 2012 Paper – Price: $29.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3680-1 Cloth – Price: $65.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3562-0 The plays presented here were first performed between 1769 and 1832, a time when the Japanese puppet theatre known as … Continue reading

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Job opening: Japanese theater and performanc​e search at Yale U.

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and the Program in Theater Studies at Yale University announce a search to make a tenure-track appointment as assistant professor in the field of Japanese theater and performance, to begin July 1 … Continue reading

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Resource: Japanese Performing Arts Resource Center

If you’re researching, teaching, or simply a fan of Japanese performance arts, whether it’s Noh, kyōgen, or kabuki, then the Japanese Performing Arts Resource Center (JPARC) is an excellent way to find both basic and advanced information on a variety … Continue reading

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