Transvestism and the Onnagata Traditions

    Transvestism and the Onnagata Traditions

    in Shakespeare and Kabuki

    Minoru Fujita; Michael Shapiro

    Global Oriental 2006

    Hardback 218pp Illustrated

    9781901903317   Product Code: 51413

    Originally contributions to an international conference on Shakespeare and kabuki on the theme 'Traditions of Cross-dressing and Cross-gender Casting', the ten essays in this volume cover topics including the construction of femininity, the introduction of actresses in England, onnagata (boy actors of female roles) in 17th century vernacular prose texts (kana-zoshi), and the staging of the kabuki version of Hamlet. The book concludes with the closing discussion from the Kobe conference.

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