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Publisher Description

Rakugo introduces the storytelling genre of Edo-style rakugo as performed around the turn of the twenty-first century, focusing on the performers' image, training, and techniques and the art's contexts and audiences. Brau argues that, while storytellers' goal of making a hit with audiences sustains the art's vitality, rakugo has come to represent something more than simply popular entertainment: it is also regarded as the cultural heritage to which some Japanese may turn in a nostalgic search for identity.

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
RELEASED
2008
February 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
274
Pages
PUBLISHER
Lexington Books
SELLER
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
SIZE
5.8
MB