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This front matter section of this book Creating Kabuki Plays contains the table of contents, acknowledgements, and some illustrations. The book addresses the history, methodology, and practitioners of Kabuki playwriting of the Edo Period (1603-1867.) The reader will find a critical examination of Kezairoku, and discussions regarding the connections between the Kabuki and literary worlds of Edo Japan, and between playwriting and the oral arts.

Keywords: Edo Japan; Kabuki plays; oral arts; playwriting



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