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The Cambridge Guide to Asian Theatre

The Cambridge Guide to Asian Theatre


James R. Brandon, Oh-kon Cho, Kathy Foley, David Goodman, Krishen Jit, Colin Mackerras, Farley Richmond, Daniel S. P. Yang
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  • Date Published: March 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521588225

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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.

    • Most substantial coverage of performance arts in Asia-Oceania available in a single-volume
    • Contributions by renowned scholars
    • The broad sweep of the history of theatrical traditions in twenty countries is accompanied by detailed entries on their genres and artists
    • Extensive reading lists, index of genres and artists, and rare photographs
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Thoroughly informed, hugely enjoyable.' The Times

    'Superbly detailed but reader-friendly sweep of Asian and Oceanic theatre histories.' Theatre Research International

    'Well researched, nicely presented, and accessible.' American Reference Books Annual

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521588225
    • length: 262 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.37kg
    • contains: 30 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Hong Kong
    Sri Lanka
    Thailand, Vietnam
    Index to artists and genres.

  • Editor

    James R. Brandon, University of Hawaii, Manoa


    James R. Brandon, Oh-kon Cho, Kathy Foley, David Goodman, Krishen Jit, Colin Mackerras, Farley Richmond, Daniel S. P. Yang

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