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An Addendum to "Myth and Reality: A Story of Kabuki under American Censorship, 1945–1949" ( Asian Theatre Journal 23, 1: 1–110)

An Addendum to "Myth and Reality: A Story of Kabuki under American Censorship, 1945–1949" ( Asian... addendum An Addendum to "Myth and Reality: A Story of Kabuki under American Censorship, 1945­1949"* Question: when is enough research enough? Answer: never. I felt confident that I had, over a five-year period, done exhaustive research for the article "Myth and Reality: A Story of Kabuki under American Censorship, 1945­1949." I had read thousands of pages of documents (letters, memos, censored play scripts, oral histories, and monthly and weekly army reports), all that I could find, and I had searched out and interviewed more than thirty Americans and a dozen Japanese nationals, living in America or Japan, who had worked in Occupation censorship or were familiar with it. After the article was in press, however, I was provided with a remarkable group of letters that Lt. Joseph Goldstein, a theatre censor working with Lt. Earle Ernst (see "Myth and Reality"), wrote to his parents and other family members in the earliest months of Occupation censorship. Several of these letters provide wholly new information that causes me to revise one of my assertions in "Myth and Reality." Goldstein's letters paint a clear picture of American theatre censors putting heavy pressure on Shöchiku Theatrical Corporation officials to either do new http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

An Addendum to "Myth and Reality: A Story of Kabuki under American Censorship, 1945–1949" ( Asian Theatre Journal 23, 1: 1–110)

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 24 (2) – Sep 26, 2007

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addendum An Addendum to "Myth and Reality: A Story of Kabuki under American Censorship, 1945­1949"* Question: when is enough research enough? Answer: never. I felt confident that I had, over a five-year period, done exhaustive research for the article "Myth and Reality: A Story of Kabuki under American Censorship, 1945­1949." I had read thousands of pages of documents (letters, memos, censored play scripts, oral histories, and monthly and weekly army reports), all that I could find, and I had searched out and interviewed more than thirty Americans and a dozen Japanese nationals, living in America or Japan, who had worked in Occupation censorship or were familiar with it. After the article was in press, however, I was provided with a remarkable group of letters that Lt. Joseph Goldstein, a theatre censor working with Lt. Earle Ernst (see "Myth and Reality"), wrote to his parents and other family members in the earliest months of Occupation censorship. Several of these letters provide wholly new information that causes me to revise one of my assertions in "Myth and Reality." Goldstein's letters paint a clear picture of American theatre censors putting heavy pressure on Shöchiku Theatrical Corporation officials to either do new

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Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 26, 2007

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