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Description - Acting like a Woman in Modern Japan by Ayako Kano

Weaving together careful readings of plays and reviews, memoirs and interviews, biographies and critical essays, this text traces the emergence of the first generation of modern actresses in Japan, a nation in which male actors had long dominated the public stage. What emerges is a colourful and complex picture of modern Japanese gender, theater, and nationhood. Using the lives and careers of two dominant actresses from the Meiji era, the author reveals the fantasies, fears, and impact that women on stage created in Japan as it entered the 20th century.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312292911
ISBN-10: 0312292910
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x mm)
Pages: 322
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ayako Kano

AYAKO KANO is Assistant Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches courses on Japanese theater, literature, and gender studies. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Cornell University. She is currently at work on a book about Japanese feminist debates.

Books By Ayako Kano

Acting like a Woman in Modern Japan by Ayako Kano
Hardback, October 2001
$259.07