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Title Kagamijishi [videorecording] / [kansh Band Tamasabur ; seisaku chosaku Shchiku Kabushiki Kaisha]

Publ Info [Tokyo] : Shchiku Kabushiki Kaisha Bideo Jigyshitsu, 2004
[Toronto] : Distributed by Marty Gross Film Productions
 RWU Main Audio-Visual  AV DEPT PN2924.5.K3 K33 2004    AVAILABLE
Descript 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (1 folded sheet ([12] pages) : illustrations ; 19 cm)
two-dimensional moving image rdacontent
video rdamedia
videodisc rdacarrier
Series Band Tamasabur buysh = Kabuki dance Bando Tamasaburo ; v. 4
Band, Tamasabur, V, 1950- Band Tamasabur buysh ; 4
Note All credits from disc and container labels
Originally taped in 1992
Contents Kanaya Tanzen (13 min.) -- Kosu no To (11 min.) -- Kagami Jishi (65 min.)
Note Special features: Selection menu in English
DVD; Region 0 (All), NTSC; Dolby digital sound; MPEG-2; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 16:9
In Japanese with optional subtitles in Japanese; commentary in Japanese or English
English translator [insert] and commentator, Paul Griffith; performer, Band Tamasabur
Kabuki, now written with the three Japanese characters that mean "song," "dance" and "acting skill," is an art combining very different disciplines that are usually performed separately. For Westerners, one the most fascinating aspect of Kabuki Theatre is the continuing traditional use of onnagata--male actors who specialize in feminine roles. This film displays the skills of one of the most popular and celebrated onnagata in modern Japan, Band Tamasabur V, in three of the classics of Japanese theater. In the dances Kanaya Tanzen and Kosu no To Tamasaburo expresses the very essence of femininity, but it is in the Kagami Jishi "The Lion Dance," that he displays his extraordinary versatility. In this most demanding of roles, the actor first must convince as a shy maiden and then transform into a fierce lion
LC subject Kabuki
Kabuki -- Pictorial works
Popular culture -- Japan
Dance -- Japan -- History
Theater -- Japan -- History
Female impersonators -- Japan
Filmed performances. lcgft
Add Author Band, Tamasabur, V, 1950-
Griffith, Paul (Paul M.)
Shchiku Kabushiki Kaisha
Marty Gross Productions
Alt Title Title on disc label and container: Kabuki dance IV Bando Tamasaburo
Kanaya Tanzen
Kosu no to
ISBN/ISSN 4988105026278
Music # DA-0202