Kabuki May 1954***
In English language.
Kabuki (歌舞伎) is a classical Japanese dance-drama. Kabuki theatre is known for the stylization of its drama and for the elaborate Kumadori (make-up) worn by some of its performers. Kabuki is considered to have begun in 1603 when Izumo no Okuni formed a female dance troupe to perform dances and light sketches in Kyoto, but developed into an all-male theatrical form after females were banned from kabuki theatre in 1629. This form of theatre was perfected in the late 17th and mid-18th century. In 2005, the “Kabuki theatre” was proclaimed by UNESCO as an intangible heritage possessing outstanding universal value. In 2008, it was inscribed in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
In this edition for May 1954 we have popular drama “Genji-Monogatari” is said to be one of the most excellent and oldest stories in the world. It was written by a young court lady, Murasaki-Shikibu six hundred years before the birth of Shakespeare.
Dimensions: 30 x 21 cm
Binding: Original illustrated wrappers. Wrinkled but in good condition
Condition: Clean copy, in very good condition.
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