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Program Title: Theater in Japan: Yesterday and Today
EASC Code: JT-13
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: English
Subtitles:
Subject: Arts & Music
Program Type: Documentary
Media Type: DVD
Director:
Producer: Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Release Date:
Running Time: 53 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: Theater has a long history in Japan, ranging from tradtional Kabuki to today's avant-grade peforming arts. This classic program explores the cultural debate within Japan regarding tradtional forms and more contemporary variations, including the adaption of Western texts such as Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard and street theater. Interviews with many of Japan's leading playwrights such as Tadeshi Suzuki and some of the country's most talented performers present an encompassing-and engrossing-overview of the modern Japanese theater scene.
Data Entry Date: 11/15