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Japan's Grand Kabuki in America

Title
Japan's Grand Kabuki in America [videorecording]
Publication
c1986.

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Additional Authors
  • Cavett, Dick.
  • Bandō, Tamasaburō, V, 1950-
  • Kataoka, Nizaemon, XV, 1944-
  • Onoe, Shōroku, 1913-1989
  • Onoe, Tatsunosuke
  • Ichikawa, Danjūrō, 1946-
  • Hermann, Jane
  • Grilli, Peter
  • Bowers, Faubion, 1917-1999
  • Pronko, Leonard Cabell
  • Hoffman, Milton B.
  • Grand Kabuki (Company)
Description
  • 1 streaming video file (29 min., 56 sec.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 3/4 in.
  • 1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (30 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ;
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the Metropolitan Opera Association.
Uniform Title
  • Sakura-hime azuma bunsho.
  • Tsuchigumo.
  • Shibaraku.
Subjects
Note
  • Produced by Pacific Mountain Network. Producer/writer: Milton B. Hoffman. Director of photography/editor: Bill Snider. Host: Dick Cavett.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video file online only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Contents
CONTENTS: Performance excerpts include: Sakura-hime azuma bunsho (The scarlet princess of Edo), perf. by Tamasaburo, Takao, and others. -- B&w archival footage of kabuki performances. -- Tsuchigumo (The earth spider), perf. by Danjuro and Shoroku. -- Kojo (name-taking ceremony), perf. by Danjuro and others. -- Shibaraku (Just a moment!), perf. by Danjuro, Tatsunosuke, Tamasaburo, Shoroku, and others.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 8750
OCLC
  • 42510735
  • 42510735
Title
Japan's Grand Kabuki in America [videorecording]
Imprint
c1986.
Summary
Documentary on the 1985 U.S. tour of the Grand Kabuki, following the company from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York to Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., to Royce Hall at the University of California, Los Angeles. Company members and western scholars provide information and insights into various aspects of the art of kabuki, including its history, acting techniques, costumes and make-up. Appearing in interviews are kabuki actors Bando Tamasaburo, Onoe Shoroku II and his son Onoe Tatsunosuke, and Danjuro XII; as well as Jane Hermann of the Metropolitan Opera House, Peter Grilli of the Japan Society, kabuki expert Faubion Bowers, and theater historian Leonard C. Pronko. Performance excerpts are drawn from the repertory for the tour.
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video file online only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZIC 9-4118.
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Local Subject
Kojo.
Local Subject
Dance drama -- Japan.
Local Subject
Television. Japan's Grand Kabuki in America.
Added Author
Cavett, Dick. Host
Bandō, Tamasaburō, V, 1950- performer, interviewee.
Kataoka, Nizaemon, XV, 1944- performer.
Onoe, Shōroku, 1913-1989, performer, interviewee.
Onoe, Tatsunosuke, performer, interviewee.
Ichikawa, Danjūrō, 1946- performer, interviewee.
Hermann, Jane, interviewee.
Grilli, Peter, interviewee.
Bowers, Faubion, 1917-1999, interviewee.
Pronko, Leonard Cabell, interviewee.
Hoffman, Milton B. Producer. Author
Grand Kabuki (Company)
Added Title
Sakura-hime azuma bunsho.
Tsuchigumo.
Shibaraku.
Gift of the Metropolitan Opera Association.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 8750
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