Tokyo Theatre Today: Conversations with Eight Emerging Theatre Artists by Iwaki Kyoko (review)

Tokyo Theatre Today: Conversations with Eight Emerging Theatre Artists by Iwaki Kyoko (review) overviews of significant forms. The essays remind us that Asian theatre scholarship with strong ethnographic preparation is well established in contemporary France and the discussions and bibliographies remind us of the important French scholars whose work they extend. Kathy Foley University of California, Santa Cruz Yale University, Institute of Sacred Music REFERENCES Stein, Rolf. [1962] 1987. La Civilization tibétaine. Paris: L'Asiathèque. Toffin, Gérard. 2012. "A Vaishnava Theatrical Performance in Nepal: The Ktt-pykhã of Lalitpur City."Asian Theatre Journal 29, no. 1: 126­163. TOKYO THEATRE TODAY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EIGHT EMERGING THEATRE ARTISTS (:). Iwaki Kyoko. London: Hublet Publishing, 2011. 285 pp; ¥575/$16.00. The idea of discussing "contemporary" or "emerging" theatre artists presents scholars with a dilemma: namely, at what point is a promising theatre artist worthy of discussion and/or canonization? Absent the context and hindsight offered by time, writing about current theatre practitioners is a challenge for both reader and scholar. For the author, providing a clear reason and a framework for understanding the selection of theatre artists is critical. In addition, given the temporal and ephemeral nature of theatre, the author must provide the reader with a sense of the theatrical work of the chosen artists. If these criteria http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

Tokyo Theatre Today: Conversations with Eight Emerging Theatre Artists by Iwaki Kyoko (review)

Asian Theatre Journal, Volume 30 (2) – Oct 14, 2013

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overviews of significant forms. The essays remind us that Asian theatre scholarship with strong ethnographic preparation is well established in contemporary France and the discussions and bibliographies remind us of the important French scholars whose work they extend. Kathy Foley University of California, Santa Cruz Yale University, Institute of Sacred Music REFERENCES Stein, Rolf. [1962] 1987. La Civilization tibétaine. Paris: L'Asiathèque. Toffin, Gérard. 2012. "A Vaishnava Theatrical Performance in Nepal: The Ktt-pykhã of Lalitpur City."Asian Theatre Journal 29, no. 1: 126­163. TOKYO THEATRE TODAY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EIGHT EMERGING THEATRE ARTISTS (:). Iwaki Kyoko. London: Hublet Publishing, 2011. 285 pp; ¥575/$16.00. The idea of discussing "contemporary" or "emerging" theatre artists presents scholars with a dilemma: namely, at what point is a promising theatre artist worthy of discussion and/or canonization? Absent the context and hindsight offered by time, writing about current theatre practitioners is a challenge for both reader and scholar. For the author, providing a clear reason and a framework for understanding the selection of theatre artists is critical. In addition, given the temporal and ephemeral nature of theatre, the author must provide the reader with a sense of the theatrical work of the chosen artists. If these criteria

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