that actors, the publishing industry, and other audiences had in shaping n's many meanings. Despite its shortcomings, Another Stage impressed me with the author's broad understanding of the n repertoire, which allows her to lay open Nobumitsu's greatest plays and draw comparisons between these works and those by Zeami, Zenp, and other authors. In that regard at least Lim has succeeded in making Kanze Nobumitsu much more part of the conversation about n playwriting and artistry. Eric C. Rath University of Kansas REFERENCES Lim, Beng Choo. 2000. "The Nobumitsu Portrait Inscription: An Annotated Translation." Monumenta Nipponica 55, vol. 4: 567577. Nishino Haruo and Haneda Akira, eds. 2011. S hinpan n, kygen jiten (N and Kygen Dictionary: New Edition). Tokyo: Heibonsha. SHADOW WOMAN: THE EXTRAORDINARY CAREER OF PAULINE BENTON. By Grant Hayter-Menzies. Montreal: McGill University Press, 2013. 244 pp. $29.95 This book places the life of Pauline Benton (18981974), who founded the American company Red Gate Players, which performed Chinese shadow puppetry (piyingxi), within a larger history of Chinese-American interface from the 1920s to the 1970s. This text shows significant research on the part of the author in tracking down and interpreting the history of a rather reclusive woman.
Asian Theatre Journal – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Sep 23, 2014