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Brandon, James R.

Overview
Works: 89 works in 356 publications in 4 languages and 17,012 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Kabuki plays  Exhibition catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings  Directories  History  Fiction  Bibliography  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Creator, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN2860, 792.03
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James R Brandon
Theatre in Southeast Asia by James R Brandon( Book )

29 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An astonishing variety of theatrical performances may be seen today in the eight countries of Southeast Asia & mdash;Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. James Brandon spent more than three years observing and interviewing troup members in these countries. He describes twenty-five of the most important theatrical forms, grouping them according to their origins as folk, court, popular, or Western theatre. He considers the theatre from four perspectives: its origins, its art, its role as a social institution, and its function as a medium of communication and propaganda. Brandon's wide-ranging and lively discussion points out interesting similarities and differences among the countries, and many of his superb photographs are included here
Kabuki : five classic plays by James R Brandon( Book )

24 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge Guide to Theatre by Martin Banham( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge Guide to Asian Theatre provides an overall description of the theatrical arts that have evolved in Asia and Oceania over the course of 2000 years, and the performances that exist in this region today. Ancient, highly developed, richly diverse, these theatrical arts are an integral part of life for many people in Asia. From Pakistan in the west, through India and Southeast Asia to China, Korea and Japan in the east, this book traces the development of theatre in 20 countries in fascinating and illuminating detail
Traditional Asian plays by James R Brandon( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the texts of six plays together with stage directions, costume information and notes on their interpretation
On thrones of gold; three Javanese shadow plays by James R Brandon( Book )

24 editions published between 1970 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 725 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
Studies in kabuki : its acting, music, and historical context by James R Brandon( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 663 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 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tokyo, form and spirit( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 608 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 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kabuki plays on stage( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brandon's guide to theater in Asia by James R Brandon( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kabuki's forgotten war : 1931-1945 by James R Brandon( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 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
Sanskrit drama in performance by Rachel Van M Baumer( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterpieces of kabuki : eighteen plays on stage( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 382 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 Unesco( Book )

12 editions published in 1971 in 4 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kabuki dancer by Sawako Ariyoshi( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and held by 326 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 )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kabuki plays by James R Brandon( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese theater in the world( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nō and kyōgen in the contemporary world( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 18 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
 
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The Cambridge Guide to Theatre
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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The Cambridge Guide to TheatreOn thrones of gold; three Javanese shadow playsAn international dictionary of theatre languageKabuki plays on stageKabuki's forgotten war : 1931-1945Masterpieces of kabuki : eighteen plays on stageKabuki dancerNō and kyōgen in the contemporary world