Seventeenth Century Kabuki : Rationales of Control

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Title
Seventeenth Century Kabuki : Rationales of Control
Author
氏名 Donald Fowler
ヨミ
別名
Subject
Kabuki
control
seventeenth century
Tokugawa
NDC
774
Abstract

During the course of the seventeenth century, kabuki was accommodated within the concurrently developing Tokugawa order. Starting as deviant, subversive, bawdy entertainment in the aftermath of the wars of unification, by the end of the century kabuki was effectively an established form of theatre undergoing formalization of its every aspect, with the important proviso that it was deemed fit only for commoners. This paper traces the ideological, historical and aesthetic pressures that came to bear on the development of this now iconic form of Japanese culture. A four-fold schema is proposed: public order concerns; policing the boundaries of the Tokugawa social order; maintaining samurai identity and pre-eminence; and long-standing samurai ? merchant political contestation.

Journal Title
広島工業大学紀要. 研究編
Volume
44
Spage
369
Epage
382
Published Date
2010-02
Publisher
広島工業大学
ISSN
1346-9975
NCID
AA11599110
Language
eng
NIIType
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version
出版社版
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