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Abstract: The Kawara-no-in (Riverside Villa) of the courtier Minamoto no Tōru (822–895) figures prominently in tenth-century Japanese literary texts as both a site of elegant play and as a ruined garden redolent of bygone glories. A century after Tōru's death, the villa assumes a malevolent...
Dramas reflecting disillusionment characterize Nepal's theatre in the postdemocratic period of 1990â2006. The despair portrayed in the plays of this period suggests a shift in sensibility from the previous decade, when hope and optimism were prevailing characteristics. Street theatre had...
This paper examines the nineteenth-century flourishing of a homoerotic theatre literature paralleling the development of jingju (Beijing opera), theorizing its impact on public culture in the Chinese capital. Popular among literati gentlemen, "flower guides" (huapu) extolling the...
The nÅkan (nÅ flute) is traditionally taught in a mode of oral transmission that involves memorization of shÅga (mnemonics). ShÅga help bring a nÅ play to fruition by keeping the timing and allowing improvisation. This case study discusses the teaching of IssÅ...
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