Translated by Donald Keene. Chushingura (The Treasury of Loyal Retainers). A Puppet Play. Translated by Donald Keene. Columbia University Press. A Puppet Play, Translated by Donald Keene; Prepared for the Columbia College Program of Translations from the Oriental Classics. Chushingura (The Treasury of Loyal Retainers) by Donald Keene, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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Chushingura The Chushinguta of Loyal Retainers: Written around as a puppet play, it is now better known through Kabuki theater performances. Donald Keene’s translation of the original text is presented here with a new preface and an introduction and notes to aid readers in their comprehension and enjoyment of the play.
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The Songs of Chu Yuan Qu. Hsun Tzu Hsun Tzu. Written around as a puppet play, it is now better know in Kabuki performances. In the twentieth century, cinema and television versions have been equally successful.
Donald Keene here presents a complete translation of the original text, with notes and an introduction that increase the reader’s comprehension and enjoyment of the play. The introduction also elucidates the idea of loyalty. This traditional virtue, as exemplified chhshingura Chushingura, has never completely lost its hold on audiences, in spite of twentieth-century changes in Japanese society and moral ideas.
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Moreover, as Professor Keene points out, the excitement, color and violence expressed in the play may be considered the counterpoint to the austere restraint and understatement which are more chushinhura thought to be “traditionally” Japanese. Table of contents Foreword, by Wm. Review quote Through his chushingjra, resourceful translations and his elegant, exhaustive scholarly books, [Keene] is almost single-handedly responsible for the current popularity of Japanese literature in English-speaking countries.
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