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Bowers, Faubion 1917-1999

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Most widely held works by Faubion Bowers
Japanese theatre by Faubion Bowers( Book )

66 editions published between 1951 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatre in the East; a survey of Asian dance and drama by Faubion Bowers( Book )

39 editions published between 1953 and 1980 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Scriabin : enigma and answers by Faubion Bowers( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scriabin: a biography of the Russian composer, 1871-1915 by Faubion Bowers( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dance in India by Faubion Bowers( Book )

25 editions published between 1953 and 1967 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broadway, U.S.S.R.; ballet, theatre, and entertainment in Russia today by Faubion Bowers( Book )

6 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bunraku : the classical puppets of Japan by Merrill Brockway( Visual )

21 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and French and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the art of Bunraku, Japanese puppet theater. Includes performed excerpts from the play Sonezaki Shinjū (The Love Suicides at Sonezaki) by the 18th century writer Chikamatsu Monzaemon
The Classic tradition of haiku : an anthology by Faubion Bowers( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique collection spans over 400 years (1488-1902) of haiku history by the greatest masters, in translations by top-flight scholars of the field. Haiku (distilled poems featuring 17 syllables) command enormous respect in Japan. Now readers of poetry in the West can savor these expressive masterpieces in this treasury
Kabuki techniques( Visual )

8 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two of the greatest stars of Japan kabuki theater reveal what has only rarely been seen: the actual acting techniques used in this most difficult and splendid of theater forms. Onoe Shoroku II and Onoe Baiko VII discuss and demonstrate their craft in conversation with the well-known author of works on Asian arts, Faubion Bowers. Includes film of great kabuki performances of the past. These great kabuki actors make the mechanics of theater kata (poses) clear and show some of the gestures and nuances of body language that communicate specific emotions and situations. Baiko, a famous player of women roles, performs a classic woman speech in full costume and heavy white-face make-up, and then does the same scene again in plain face and simple clothes. He shows how the Japanese fan speaks in its own language. He and Shoroku act out a fight scene; Shoroku demonstrates one of kabuki elaborate exit walk sequences, and compares different ways of making stylized gestures
Onoe Baiko the Seventh as The salt-gatherer( Visual )

6 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The salt-gatherer, an 18th century Kabuki dance based on a Noh drama performed by Baiko VII, the famous Kabuki actor
Poem of ecstasy ; and, Prometheus : Poem of fire by Aleksandr Nikolayevich Scriabin( )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan: Islands of the Rising Sun by Erwin Fieger( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scriabin : a biography by Faubion Bowers( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dances of Bali( Visual )

10 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents four Balinese dances with commentary. Bowers interviews two prominent dancers, translating their discussions of dancing techniques and symbolism and the role of dance in their culture. The dances performed are Djuak, Oleg tambulilingam, Kebyar terompong, and Legong kraton
Ram Thai : dance art of Thailand( Visual )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploration of the various types of dance in Thailand, conducted by musicologist Faubion Bowers, and illustrated with performances by dancers from the royal dance school. His Highness Crown Prince Bhanupan Yugala, patron of the dance arts, provides commentary on Thai dance
The book of the dead, based on the Ani, Hunefer, and Anhaï papyri in the British Museum by Albert Champdor( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Youthful and early works of Alexander and Julian Scriabin by Aleksandr Nikolayevich Scriabin( )

4 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in Russian and No Linguistic content and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acrobatics of dance : the Sierra Leone National Dance Company, 1972( Visual )

8 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the astoundingly energetic national dance company of Sierra Leone, on Africa's west coast. In 1964 they won the international dance competition at the New York Worlds Fair with their display of folkloric dances. Several years later they came back on tour and taped this sampling of their repertory, which reflects the cultural diversity and tribal traditions of the country. Commentary by dance authority Faubion Bowers takes the viewer through a variety of dances, and an interview with the company's director, who explains that thirteen different tribal and language groups are represented in this group. Dances shown here -- from several different tribal traditions --include celebrating the harvest, welcoming a visitor, acknowledging a benevolent demon, announcing happiness, and marking an important occasion. The performances feature traditional folkloric instruments and costumes. 1972
The Romantic era( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four legendary Prima Ballerinas each perform a stunning pas de deux from ballets of the Romantic Era
Kabuki classics : Onoe Baiko VII as "the salt gatherer"( Visual )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tribute to the Kabuki actor Onoe Baikō VII upon his being named one of Japan's Living National Treasures. Baikō, a noted onnagata (female impersonator) is seen in footage filmed in 1969 during the Grand Kabuki's U.S. tour, playing the role of the courtesan Agemaki in the play Sukeroku, first in costume onstage, then in street clothes in the television studio. In a series of still photographs, he is seen coaching his eldest son Kikunosuke in the role of Sagami, General Kumagai's wife. The final segment of the program shows Baikō in the role of a woman abandoned by her lover, filmed onstage in the 1960s in an extended excerpt from The salt gatherer, an 18th-century Kabuki play based on a 14th-century Nō drama
 
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The Classic tradition of haiku : an anthology
Alternative Names
Bawāzu, Fōbian.

Bawazu, Fobian 1917-...

Bawāzu, Fōbian 1917-1999

Faubion Bowers Amerikaans musicoloog (1917-1999)

فوبيون باورز، 1917-1999

バウアーズ, フォービオン

フォービアン・バワーズ

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Poem of ecstasy ; and, Prometheus : Poem of fireScriabin : a biography