By J. Thomas Rimer
Long familiar with writing within the culture of the flowery kabuki, eastern dramatists had a more challenging fight in modernizing their artwork than did writers of fiction and poetry. The paintings of Kishida Kunio, even if, confirmed and matured sleek jap drama, modeled at the western mental drama of Ibsen and Chekhov.
J. Thomas Rimer strains the preliminary modernization efforts undertaken by means of the 1st new release of eastern playwrights of the shingeki, or "New Theatre.'" His research then concentrates at the paintings of Kishida Kunio, an important determine within the jap theatre of the Thirties and 1940s.
Kishida, who studied with the well known French director Jacques Copeau in 1921, again to Japan with the target of creating a latest drama of mental dimensions for the japanese theatre. His paintings confirmed his expertise as a playwright and laid the root for later glossy jap playwrights.
Originally released in 1974.
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