The Man Who Saved Kabuki

Faubion Bowers and Theatre Censorship in Occupied Japan by Okamoto Shiro

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

Written in English
Cover of: The Man Who Saved Kabuki | Okamoto Shiro
Published: Pages: 210 Downloads: 32
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Subjects:

  • Asian / Middle Eastern history: postwar, from c 1945 -,
  • Theatre, drama,
  • United States,
  • History,
  • Asia - Japan,
  • History - General History,
  • Officers,
  • History: World,
  • Japan,
  • Army,
  • United States.,
  • 1917-,
  • Biography,
  • Bowers, Faubion,,
  • Kabuki

Edition Notes

ContributionsSamuel L. Leiter (Translator)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages210
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9872761M
ISBN 100824823826
ISBN 109780824823825

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The Man Who Saved Kabuki Book Description: As part of its program to promote democracy in Japan after World War II, the American Occupation, headed by General Douglas MacArthur, undertook to enforce rigid censorship policies aimed at eliminating all traces of feudal thought in media and entertainment, including kabuki.

Largely through Bowers's efforts, censorship of kabuki had for the most part been eliminated by the time he left Japan in Although Bowers is at the center of the story, this lively and skillfully adapted translation from the original Japanese treats a critical period in the long history of kabuki as it was affected by a single individual Price: $ Kabuki.

The Man Who Saved Kabuki book Bowers is known as The Man Who Saved Kabuki in Japan. While on his way to Indonesia inhe visited Tokyo's Kabuki-za where he watched the famous Kanadehon Chūshingura kabuki play, and was very moved by kabuki as an art form.

Four years later he returned to Japan as General MacArthur's secretary during the American Occupation of Japan. his job as MacArthur’s aide.

He was the man who saved kabuki. He was a kabuki connoisseur and scholar who knew more about this theatre than most Japanese. Few kabuki actors do not know his name. As MacArthur’s GHQ Occupation policies got under way, kabuki was quickly banished because it was deemed an obstacle to the democratiza-tion of Japan.

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As part of its program to promote democracy in Japan after World War II, the American Occupation, headed by General Douglas MacArthur, undertook to enforce rigid censorship policies aimed at eliminating all traces of feudal thought in media and entertainment, including kabuki.

Faubion Bowers (), who served as personal aide and interpreter to MacArthur during. Get this from a library. The man who saved Kabuki: Faubion Bowers and theatre censorship in occupied Japan.

[Shirō Okamoto] -- "As part of its program to promote democracy in Japan after World War II, the American Occupation, headed by General Douglas MacArthur, undertook to enforce rigid censorship policies aimed at. The man who saved Kabuki: Faubion Bowers and theatre censorship in occupied Japan.

Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press. MLA Citation. Okamoto, Shiro. The man who saved Kabuki: Faubion Bowers and theatre censorship in occupied Japan / Shiro Okamoto ; translated and adapted by Samuel L.

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Kabuki theater was started in the early 17th century by Okuni, a shrine dancer in Kyoto. It featured a blend of religious dance and folk dances performed by an all women's dance group. Eventually women were banned from performing in Kabuki theater because the men were constantly staring at the women, who were being lured into prostitution.

Books The Man Who Saved Kabuki: Faubion Bowers and Theatre Censorship in Occupied Japan. By Shiro Okamoto. Translated and adapted by Samuel L. Leiter. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, ; pp.

$ cloth, $ paper. A half-century has passed since the end of the American Occupation of Japan. Although much has been written about that period, until recently.

"The Man Who Saved Kabuki tells Bowers’s story, beginning with his arrival in Japan inwhen he first encountered and fell in love with kabuki.

It reveals the hardships faced by kabuki and its actors because of wartime censorship, and concludes with an account of. Forbes takes privacy seriously and is committed to transparency.

The Man Who Took on Amazon and Saved a Bookstore Harvard Book Store pays fanatical attention to. As late asthe nonfiction writer Okamoto Shiro published a book about Bowers’ contribution to kabuki that reinforced this savior myth.

A couple years after, the theater critic Samuel L. Leiter translated into English under the title, The Man Who Saved Kabuki: Faubion Bowers and Theatre Censorship in Occupied Japan ().

Thus Bowers, the man who "saved" Kabuki, actually tamed it. Performances in the postwar period avoided contemporary material, and certainly avoided controversy.

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Leiter Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Theatre (Retired) Japanese Theatre and the International Stage (), with Stanca Scholz-Cionca; The Man Who Saved Kabuki: Faubion Bowers and Theatre Censorship in Occupied Japan He is presently writing a book on the history of kabuki after the Occupation, from Professor.

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