Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Kabuki's Forgotten War1931-1945$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

James R. Brandon

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780824832001

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824832001.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM HAWAII SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.hawaii.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Hawaii University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HSO for personal use (for details see http://www.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 14 December 2017

Japan and Kabuki at the Zenith

Japan and Kabuki at the Zenith

1942

Chapter:
(p.188) Chapter Seven Japan and Kabuki at the Zenith
Source:
Kabuki's Forgotten War
Author(s):

James R. Brandon

Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824832001.003.0007

This chapter discusses events surrounding the world of kabuki in 1942. Among these is Japan's noble, civilizing mission in China and the Pacific; its use of theater as cultural propaganda; arrival of some twenty new plays to kabuki stages, stimulated by public excitement over the nation's stunning military successes; and the Bureau of Information's focus on three major initiatives that affected kabuki: it began to support Theater for the Masses, it continued to urge kabuki troupes to stage Citizens' Dramas, and it expanded the League of Touring Theaters. Each of these initiatives is assessed in turn. The chapter then considers greater restrictions imposed on kabuki and other forms of theater and how kabuki's dramatic fictions had to compete with stories of real Japanese dying every day while fighting for the nation.

Keywords:   kabuki theater, kabuki troupes, Citizens's Dramas, League of Touring Theaters, propaganda, wartime Japan

Hawaii Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.