The Kabuki Dancer: A Novel of the Beginnings of Kabuki

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To be kabuki in Japan once meant to be outrageous, daring, flaunting convention. It was in sixteenth-century Japan, as Shakespeare was writing his masterworks half a world away, that the spirit of Kabuki theater was born out of a single woman's passions and dedication to her art. In Kabuki Dancer, the popular Japanese novelist Sawako Ariyoshi (The Doctor's Wife, The River Ki, The Twilight Years) retells the story of Okuni, the legendary temple dancer who first performed among jugglers and freak shows on a stage along the ...

The Kabuki Dancer: A Novel of the Beginnings of Kabuki 1994, Kodansha

ISBN-13: 9784770017833

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