An Introduction to Japanese Folk Performing Arts

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - Music - 243 pages
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Japanese folk performing arts incorporate a body of entertainments that range from the ritual to the secular. Professor Terence Lancashire provides an introductory guide to the major performance types as understood by Japanese scholars.
 

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Contents

Introduction Definitions and Classifications
3
Kagura
21
Ta no gaku dengaku
37
F uryu
51
Dashi F uryu
73
Entertainments of Foreign Derivation and Stage Entertainments
95
Contemporary Contexts
113
A Directory of Important Japanese Folk Performing Arts
127
Bibliography
209
Index
235
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Professor Terence A. Lancashire, Osaka Ohtani University, Japan

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