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Rakugo

Performing Comedy and Cultural Heritage in Contemporary Tokyo

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Rakugo by Lorie Brau
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Rakugo introduces the storytelling genre of Edo-style rakugo as performed around the turn of the twenty-first century, focusing on the performers' image, training, and techniques and the art's contexts and audiences. Brau argues that, while storytellers' goal of making a hit with audiences sustains the art's vitality, rakugo has come to represent something more than simply popular entertainment: it is also regarded as the cultural heritage to which some Japanese may turn in a nostalgic search for identity.

Author Biography

Lorie Brau is assistant professor of Japanese in the department of foreign languages and literatures at the University of New Mexico.
Release date Australia
February 15th, 2008
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Lexington Books
Pages
274
Dimensions
155x230x17
ISBN-13
9780739122464
Product ID
3621103

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