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Brandon, James R.

Overview
Works: 93 works in 387 publications in 4 languages and 17,428 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Kabuki plays  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings  Directories  History  Fiction  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Contributor, Creator, Author of introduction, Compiler
Classifications: PN2860, 792.095
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James R Brandon
On thrones of gold; three Javanese shadow plays by James R Brandon( )

25 editions published between 1970 and 1993 in English and German and held by 2,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three stories of Java's mythical past. The introduction discusses the history and practice of the dramatic art, the shadow play
Nō and kyōgen in the contemporary world( )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first group of essays addresses the values that serious dance-drama no and lively kyogen comedy hold for contemporary audiences around the world. Richard Emmert locates a definition of "no-ness" in the physical qualities of the actor's performance - qualities that facilitate artistic transmission and hence preservation. Arthur H. Thornhill III focuses on yugen as an aesthetic idea. Royall Tyler examines the plays as expressions of religious beliefs and religious points of view and suggests that, important as religious content is to the plays, it is not necessary to understand Buddhist doctrine to respond. The adaptation of the theater arts in Japan and the West is discussed in the second group of essays. Nagao Kazuo interprets the long history of no as a series of "misunderstandings" or "misconceptions" (gokai) whereby performers attempted to recover an unknown (and unknowable) past. Tom Hare's essay takes up Zeami's understanding of the process of artistic transmission. Domoto Masaki suggests that no was drastically altered when it changed from a dialogue drama to a music-dance drama early in its development
Kabuki's forgotten war : 1931-1945 by James R Brandon( )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to a myth constructed after Japan's surrender to the Allied Forces in 1945, kabuki was a pure, classical art form with no real place in modern Japanese society. Drawing extensively from Japanese sources, Brandon shows that kabuki played an important role in Japan's Fifteen-Year Sacred War
Theatre in Southeast Asia by James R Brandon( Book )

30 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 1967 illustrated book about the forms of drama and theater in Southeast Asia
Brandon's guide to theater in Asia by James R Brandon( )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kabuki : five classic plays by James R Brandon( Book )

25 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge Guide to Theatre by Martin Banham( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entries on the most significant actors, playwrights, and directors from the past to the present are highlighted in panels. A select bibliography concludes each country chapter. Cross-references within each chapter enable the reader to find a fuller explanation of actor or genre where necessary. The Cambridge Guide to Asian Theatre will be an indispensable tool not only for students of drama, dance or Asian studies, but also for those who are actively engaged in the theatre, or who live or travel in Asia
Traditional Asian plays by James R Brandon( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the texts of six plays together with stage directions, costume information and notes on their interpretation
Studies in kabuki : its acting, music, and historical context by James R Brandon( Book )

23 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An international dictionary of theatre language by Joel Trapido( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tokyo, form and spirit( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chūshingura : studies in kabuki and the puppet theater by James R Brandon( Book )

12 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kabuki plays on stage( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darkness and Desire, 1804-1864, is the third volume in a monumental new series-the first collection of kabuki play translations to be published in nearly a quarter of a century. Fifty-one plays, published in four volumes, vividly trace kabuki's changing relations to Japanese society during the premodern era.The fourteen plays translated in Volume 3, Darkness and Desire, 1804-1864, mark an extreme point in the development of kabuki dramaturgy. The plays are remarkable, even within kabuki, for their intense theatricality, gutsy individualism of character, cold-blooded and ferocious violence, realism pushed into fantasy and grotesquery, novelty for its own sake, sexual aggressiveness, and assertion of female will. The plays depict a society in extremis, the end of an era, a time often marked by unmitigated darkness and desire
Sanskrit drama in performance by Rachel Van M Baumer( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterpieces of kabuki : eighteen plays on stage( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Masterpieces of Kabuki contains eighteen outstanding dramas taken from the landmark four-volume series Kabuki Plays On Stage. Together they cover the entire spectrum of kabuki drama from 1697 to 1905, the period during which kabuki's dramaturgy flourished prior to the onset of Western dramatic influence. Major playwrights, chronological periods of playwriting, and a variety of play types (history, domestic, and dance dramas) and performance styles are represented. All but one are in the current repertory and regularly staged. The volume includes introductions to each play and a new general introduction highlighting kabuki's historical development and relating the plays to their performance context. As the subtitle implies, the plays are translated as if "on stage." Stage directions indicate major scenic effects, stage action, costuming, makeup, music, and sound effects. In some cases, complex stage actions such as stage fights are given in detail. The plays collected here are all marvelous examples of dramatic writing, intended to be acted on the stage before audiences. They reveal kabuki's eras of brilliance and bravado, villainy and vengeance, darkness and desire." --Publisher's description
The Performing arts in Asia by James R Brandon( Book )

13 editions published in 1971 in 4 languages and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kabuki dancer by Sawako Ariyoshi( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized biography of Okuni, the 17th Century Japanese temple dancer who invented the Kabuki theatre. The novel chronicles her love life and the public's reaction to her innovations, such as cross-dressing, reaction which tended to vary with the political climate of the day
Asian theatre : a study guide and annotated bibliography by James R Brandon( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kabuki plays by James R Brandon( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese theater in the world by James R Brandon( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Brandon, James

Brandon, James 1927-

Brandon, James 1927-2015

Brandon, James R.

ブランドン・ジェームズ 1927-

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Nō and kyōgen in the contemporary worldKabuki's forgotten war : 1931-1945Kabuki : five classic playsThe Cambridge Guide to TheatreAn international dictionary of theatre languageKabuki plays on stageMasterpieces of kabuki : eighteen plays on stageKabuki dancer