Kabuki Drama, 1954 Shutaro Miyake Japanese Tourist Series
Kabuki Drama, 1954, No. 7 in the Japanese Tourist Series, by Shutaro Miyake explains "How to Appreciate Kabuki" and proceeds through topics such as Characteristics, Machinery, Techniques, Symbolism and Impressionism to the story value of Kabuki plays.
It is a clear and succinct introduction to Kabuki with 70 photographs, some in color, explaining clearly the intricacies of this theatrical art for a visitor to Japan.
This little book is addressed to "passing tourists and other foreigners interested in Japan" and provides "a basic knowledge of various phases of Japanese culture."
This well-illustrated volume also provides an appendix as a further guide to some famous Kabuki plays.
This hardback book is in fair to good condition. The binding is firm, and the text of the book is good, unmarked vintage. But the extremities show wear. The flyleaf shows wear at its edges, and there ispersonal writing on the flyleaf and the inside of the front cover. The dust jacket shows considerable wear on its edges. It is seriously torn at its top edges, particularly at the spine where a quarter of an inch of paper is missing and lower on the spine where an inch of the paper is missing.
The book measures 5 1/8 inches by 7 1/4 inches 3/8 of an inch and has 126 pages.