A History of the Takarazuka Revue Since 1914

Modernity, Girls' Culture, Japan Pop
 
 
Brill (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 30. Dezember 2011
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • XXVIII, 234 Seiten
978-90-04-20386-0 (ISBN)
 
Founded in the hot-spring resort town of the same name in 1914, Takarazuka is a kaleidoscopic medium, both in terms of its theatricality and visual characteristics. Yet, despite its prominence and popularity, it has not received the academic attention it deserves, especially in the context of theatre studies. This book, therefore, by taking an interdisciplinary approach, endeavours to fill this gap through a detailed analysis of the Takarazuka Revue Company's history, educational traditions and theatrical ethos viewed from the prism of Japan's modernization and globalization in the twentieth century. Its important relationship to Japanese popular culture, especially in the fields of manga and fashion are also given due consideration.

Furthermore, because of its unique features as an all-female performance art appealing mostly to female Japanese audiences, the study also includes an in-depth consideration of its continuing success, way of life and wider social impact from both cultural and social perspectives.

With Takarazuka's centenary fast approaching, Takarazuka Since 1914 will have wide interdisciplinary appeal, as well as in the particular context of Japanese Studies. Illustrated throughout, supported by an extensive bibliography, it is divided into five chapters: l. The Formative Years of Takarazuka; 2.The Mechanisms of Takarazuka; 3. The Stage Art of Takarazuka 'Fantasy Adventure'; 4. The Taisho 'Modern'; in the Female Domain of Shojo Bunka; 5. Takarazuka in the Modern Heritage of Girls' Culture and Beyond.
  • Englisch
  • Leiden
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  • Niederlande
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
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  • All those interested in Takarazuka, Japanese theatre, modern Japan, and Japanese popular culture.
  • laminiert
  • 130
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  • 130 farbige Abbildungen
  • Höhe: 249 mm
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  • Breite: 166 mm
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  • Dicke: 22 mm
  • 810 gr
978-90-04-20386-0 (9789004203860)
9004203869 (9004203869)
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Makiko Yamanashi holds a degree in art history and philosophy from UCL. She belongs to the Opera/Musical Study Group at the Tsubouchi Theatre Memorial Museum, Waseda University, and also works as a coordinator of cultural events in Japan and Europe. In Takarazuka City, she acts as a member of the Takarazuka Film Festival Committee and the Takarazuka International Friendship Association.
"Makiko Yamanashi erhellt die Geschichte des Takarazuka-Theaters, das in den Zeiten des japanischen Imperialismus auch zu Propagandazwecken missbraucht und unter anderem fur mehrere Tourneen in der besetzten Mandschurei eingesetzt wurde. Die Autorin gibt, und dies macht die Lekture besonders wertvoll, einen Einblick in die sozialen Hintergrunde und die Gender-Aspekte der Revue, die zu Unrecht bisher noch nicht als eine eigenstandige Tradition der japanischen Popularkultur anerkannt worden ist."
Neue Zuricher Zeitung, (14.07.12 / Nr.162 / Seite 56 / Teil 01)

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