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Henry Black

On Stage in Meiji Japan

Henry Black( )
Author: McArthur, Ian
Series title:Monash Asia Ser.
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Monash University Publishing
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $34.95
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Unique among foreigners in 19th-century Japan, Australian-born professional storyteller (rakugoka) Henry Black (1858-1923) enthralled audiences with his adaptations of novels by Charles Dickens, Mary Braddon, and Fortune de Boisgobey. These tales, later produced as books, brought notions of European modernity to many ordinary Japanese. Henry Black also acted kabuki roles, managed an orchestra, performed magic and hypnotism, lived with his Japanese male lover, drank heavily, and...
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Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Drama

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