Kabuki theatre is a vital record of Japanese urban popular culture from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries. The focus of a large number of studies and translations in English, it is the successor to the medieval theatre of nō, and (along with bunraku) the pre-eminent theatrical form of the Edo period. Although primarily drama, music is an essential ingredient of kabuki, as are dance and other formalized movements (kata).
|Title of host publication||The Ashgate Research Companion to Japanese Music|
|Editors||Alison McQueen Tokita, David W Hughes|
|Place of Publication||Aldershot UK|
|Publisher||Ashgate Publishing Limited|
|Number of pages||32|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|