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Leiter, Samuel L.

Overview
Works: 15 works in 116 publications in 3 languages and 5,774 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Kabuki plays  Biography  Drama  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Samuel L Leiter
Kabuki at the crossroads years of crisis, 1952-1965 by Samuel L Leiter( )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel L. Leiter's Kabuki at the Crossroads is a thorough account of Japan's most famous traditional theatre as it struggled to survive in the maelstrom of post-Occupation Japan's rapidly changing entertainment world
From Belasco to Brook : representative directors of the English-speaking stage by Samuel L Leiter( Book )

14 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Art of Kabuki : famous plays in performance by Izumo Takeda( Book )

11 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A kabuki reader : history and performance by Samuel L Leiter( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unique in any Western language, this is an invaluable resource for the study of one of the world's great theatrical forms. It includes essays by established experts on Kabuki as well as younger scholars now entering the field, and provides a comprehensive survey of the history of Kabuki; how it is written, produced, staged, and performed; and its place in world theater. Compiled by the editor of the influential Asian Theater Journal, the book covers four essential areas - history, performance, theaters, and plays - and includes a translation of one Kabuki play as an illustration of Kabuki tech
Kabuki plays on stage( Book )

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

Ten seasons : New York theatre in the seventies by Samuel L Leiter( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and French and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical dictionary of Japanese traditional theatre by Samuel L Leiter( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume covers all four genres of traditional Japanese theatre (nT, kyTgen, bunraku, and kabuki), providing information on nearly every aspect, including actors, theaters, companies, history, makeup, costumes, masks, biographies, theories, training, music, religion, criticism, and many more. This is done through hundreds of dictionary entries arranged alphabetically with cross-references, an introduction, a chronology, and a glossary of terms mentioned in the text but not provided with their own entries
The encyclopedia of the New York stage, 1920-1930 by Samuel L Leiter( Book )

11 editions published between 1930 and 1985 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterpieces of kabuki : eighteen plays on stage( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 393 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 encyclopedia of the New York stage, 1940-1950 by Samuel L Leiter( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeami and the Nō theatre in the world( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume contains the proceedings of the 'Zeami and the Nō Theatre in the World' symposium, held in New York City in October 1997, in conjunction with the 'Japanese Theatre in the World' exhibit shown at the same time at the Japan Society and, in the spring of 1998, the Villa Stuck in Munich, Germany"--Cover page 4
The A to Z of Japanese traditional theatre by Samuel L Leiter( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darkness and desire, 1804-1864( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 35 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
Restoration and reform, 1872-1905( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Stanislavsky to Barrault : representative directors of the European stage by Samuel L Leiter( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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From Belasco to Brook : representative directors of the English-speaking stage
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A kabuki reader : history and performanceKabuki plays on stageTen seasons : New York theatre in the seventiesHistorical dictionary of Japanese traditional theatreThe encyclopedia of the New York stage, 1920-1930Masterpieces of kabuki : eighteen plays on stageThe encyclopedia of the New York stage, 1940-1950Zeami and the Nō theatre in the world
Languages
English (113)

Italian (2)

French (1)