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Griffith, Paul (Paul M.)

Overview
Works: 16 works in 25 publications in 2 languages and 596 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Sea stories  History  Sea fiction  Directories  Exhibition catalogs  Filmed dance  Catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Translator, Contributor
Classifications: PR6005.O4, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Griffith
A guide to the Japanese stage : from traditional to cutting edge by Ronald Cavaye( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kunisada : imaging drama and beauty by Robert Schaap( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) was one of the most successful Japanese woodblock print designers of his age. With an estimated output of some twenty-five thousand prints during a career spanning almost sixty years, Kunisada was a towering figure in the sphere of 'ukiyo-e'. His versatility and inventiveness extended across genres, from the stars of the kabuki stage to the women from the pleasure districts, the world of entertainment and the everyday, as well as landscapes, warriors and literary themes. Kunisada was greatly respected during his lifetime as a print designer of the Utagawa school and as the head of a successful studio with students, such as Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900), who would carry the tradition of woodblock prints into the Meiji period (1868-1912). Yet scholars, collectors and connoisseurs in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries dismissed him and many of his contemporaries as "decadent". And in recent decades his achievements have often been overshadowed by his contemporary Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). 'Kunisada: imaging drama and beauty' offers a fresh perspective on this 'ukiyo-e' master, demonstrating the high calibre of his art with prints, paintings and books sourced from international public and private collections. Although the over one hundred and fifty works in the publication represent only a small part of Kunisada's vast oeuvre, they serve to convey his skill in capturing and imagining Japanese popular culture of the first half of the nineteenth century
Sagi musume( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Sagi Musume] portrays the feelings, both happy and sad, of a young maiden in love"--Container
Paul Binnie : a dialogue with the past : the first 100 Japanese prints by Kendall H Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kagamijishi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kabuki, now written with the three Japanese characters that mean "song," "dance" and "acting skill," is an art combining very different disciplines that are usually performed separately. For Westerners, one the most fascinating aspect of Kabuki Theatre is the continuing traditional use of onnagata--male actors who specialize in feminine roles. This film displays the skills of one of the most popular and celebrated onnagata in modern Japan, Bandō Tamasaburō V, in three of the classics of Japanese theater. In the dances Kanaya Tanzen and Kosu no To Tamasaburo expresses the very essence of femininity, but it is in the Kagami Jishi "The Lion Dance," that he displays his extraordinary versatility. In this most demanding of roles, the actor first must convince as a shy maiden and then transform into a fierce lion
Yōkihi : Takao, Orochi, Yūgiri, Kane ga Misaki( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tamasaburō Bandō, Kabuki's famous performer of female roles, appears in five Kabuki dance stories. The dance Yōkihi, featuring the character well known in China and the West as Yang Guifei, is a modern creation written and choreographed especially for Tamasaburō Bandō. It is a fusion of Kabuki dance and Peking opera with extra modern elements. Lyrics by the well-known contemporary author Yumemakura Baku. Takao is the name of a great courtesan. The dance is performed with Ogie-bushi style of music, designed for intimate surroundings of a private pleasure house. Orochi is based on the final act of a long puppet play written by Chikamatsu Monzaemon. Yūgiri is the name of a high ranking courtesan. Based on an older work from 18th century this version in Kiyomoto style was first performed in 1863. Kane ga Misaki was first performed by Nakamura Tomijuro I in 1759 as a version of the Kabuki dance "Kyōganoko musume Dōjōji."
Fujimusume( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of 5 kabuki dance acts by the famous kabuki actor Bandō Tamasaburō
Onatsu kyōran( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kabuki dances that represent early 20th century Kabuki reform. Musical style is Tomei School, established by Hiraoka Ginshu and featuring the voice and three-stringed shamisen
Kabuki no iki( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ichinotani futaba gunki( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The scenes on this DVD come from Act II of the five-act history play, Ichinotani futaba gunki, The Chronicles of the Battle of Ichinotani. First performed in the puppet theatre in 1751, it was adapted for Kabuki the following year and has since become one of Kabuki's most famous classics"--Leaflet
Ichikawa Danjūrō, Ichikawa Ebizō Pari Operaza kōen Kanjinchō, Momijigari( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kyōkanoko musume Dōjōji( Visual )

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

"The Kabuki dance, first performed in Edo in 1754 by one of Kabuki's legendary onnagata, female role specialist, Nakamura Tomijuro I"--Container
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a would-be hero who deserts what he thinks is a sinking ship and thereafter is haunted by shame and the need to explain himself
Kabuki no iki( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ichikawa Danjūrō, Ichikawa Ebizō Pari Operaza kōen Kanjinchō, Momijigari( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kabuki dance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tamasaburo Bandō, Kabuki's famous performer of female roles, appears in a series of Kabuki dances that represent early 20th century Kabuki reform. Musical style is Tomei School, established by Hiraoka Ginshu and featuring the voice and three-stringed shamisen
 
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A guide to the Japanese stage : from traditional to cutting edge
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Griffith, Paul

Griffith, Paul M.

グリフィス, ポール

Languages
Japanese (13)

English (12)