Unspeakable acts : the avant-garde theatre of Terayama Shūji and postwar Japan / Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei.

Sorgenfrei, Carol Fisher, 1947- [Browse]
Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©2005.
1 online resource (ix, 335 pages) : illustrations (some color).


Summary note
Terayama Shûji (1935-1983) was one of postwar Japan's most gifted and controversial playwrights/directors. Since his death more than twenty years ago, he has been transformed into a cult hero in Japan. Despite this notoriety, Unspeakable Acts is the first book in any language to analyze the theater of Terayama in depth. It interrogates postwar Japanese culture and theater through the creative work of this unique yet emblematic artist. By situating Terayama in his historical milieu and by using tools derived from Japanese and Western theories of psychoanalysis, anthropology, sociology, gender studies, and aesthetics, Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei has woven a sophisticated and provocative study.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-324) and indexes.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. New York Available via World Wide Web.
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Source of description
Print version record.
Language note
Some plays by Terayama Shūji translated from Japanese.
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  • 082486543X ((electronic bk.))
  • 10.21313/9780824865436
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