Masterpieces of Chikamatsu: The Japanese Shakespeare

1st Edition

Robert Nichols

Routledge
Published April 25, 2013
Reference - 512 Pages
ISBN 9780415849456 - CAT# Y151076
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

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This is a selection of the best plays of Chikamatsu, one of the greatest Japanese dramatists. Master of the marionette and popular dramas, he had, until the publication of this book, remained unknown to western readers owing to the difficulty of translating the work into English. The introduction provides a comprehensive survey of the history of Japanese drama which will assist the reader in better understanding the plays.

 

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