Kabuki Theatre, 1956, Earle Ernest
The Kabuki Theatre by Earle Ernest, with 58 half-tone Illustrations showing Japanese Theater and its History, emphasizes the Hanamichi, Stage, Actors, Plays and Performance.
This 1956 book was as exciting during the 1950s as it should be now. American soldiers had brought new views of Japan back to America after World War II, and this excitement was presented to the West when a Japanese Kabuki theater group brought the brilliance and elegance of imagination of the Kabuki in a well timed world tour. With its 58 fascinating half-tone illustrations, this historical revelation by Professor Ernst opened new vistas to western audiences.
Our copy of this 70+ year old edition, hard to find for purchase online, is quickly becoming a rare, and therefore collectible, book.
This illustrated paperback book is in very good vintage / antique condition. The binding is firm, and there are no tears or marks, but showing signs of shelf wear and handling.
The book measures 6 5/8 inches by 10 inches by 1 inch and has 296 pages.