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ERIC Number: ED096643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Pages: 67
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Three Plays from the Japanese.
Mayfield, M. Kent
This study is both an interpretation and a translation of three modern Japanese plays, providing an artistic perspective on the radical reordering of experience and thought with which modern man must grapple in cross-cultural encounters. An introductory essay prefaces each play, providing a historical, critical, or appreciative perspective from which to read the plays. Selections include: "The Golden Country," which tackles the theme of Japanese insensibility to Western concepts of God, sin, and death; "Vanished," which appears to be European both in the recognition of nihilism at the core of human life and in the appropriation of a Christian theology of hope; and "The Hour of the Rat," which attempts to revitalize traditions which have all but vanished from the surface of Japanese consciousness. The translations constitute an important part of the study. (Author/RB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Japan