Unspeakable Acts The Avant Garde Theatre of Terayama Shuji and Postwar Japan Book ☆ 337 pages

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Unspeakable Acts The Avant Garde Theatre of Terayama Shuji and Postwar JapanHis historical milieu and by using tools derived from Japanese and Western theories of psychoanalysis anthropology sociology gender studies and aesthetics Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei has woven a sophisticated and provocative stud Worth reading for a general outline of Terayama's life and career Still waiting for a translation of his essays and work from outside of the theaterfilm realm tho anyall translations much appreciated

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Unspeakable Acts The Avant Garde Theatre of Terayama Shuji and Postwar Japan Book ☆ 337 pages Ä [EPUB] ✶ Unspeakable Acts The Avant Garde Theatre of Terayama Shuji and Postwar Japan ✹ Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk Terayama Shūji 1935 1983 was oneTerayama Shūji 1935 1983 was one of postwar Japan's most gifted and controversial playwrightsdirectors Since his death than twenty years ago he has been transformed into a cult hero in Japan Despite this notoriety Unspeakabl An invaluable resource for anyone interested in the delirious world of Shuji Terayama the taboo smashing poet playwright director designer photographer filmmaker and all around cultural provocateur Unspeakable Acts focuses on his theater activities with translations of several key plays and his writings on stagecraft His most radical works included street theater that strategically rampaged across an entire city one production that ended with actors setting fire to the sets and another that sparked fistfights between the cast audience and even critics Other celebrated productions such as Mink Marie and The Hunchback of Aomori traveled to the US and Europe I'm most familiar with Terayama's films including Pastoral To Die in Country and Throw Away Your Books Rally in the Streets which are the wildest films in the entire Japanese New Wave Their visuals still retain the ability to stop you in your tracks Sadly the films are mostly beyond the purview of this book but then you would need several tomes to do justice to Terayama's sprawling output It's not surprising a virtual Terayama industry thrives in Japan including a museum dedicated to his work My only reservation is this is primarily an academic text mostly concerned with examining only a few plays and constructing an analysis of his aesthetic including interpretations involving his troubled relationship with his mother Rather than providing a comprehensive biography or describing many of his unorthodox productions the author is speaking to her colleagues in Japanese theater studies and trying to situate Terayama's true achievements in that sphere Large chunks of this won't interest the Terayama novice but it's still a serious boon this book even exists

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E Acts is the first book in any language to analyze the theater of Terayama in depth It interrogates postwar Japanese culture and theater through the creative work of this uniue yet emblematic artist By situating Terayama in Very much an in depth book on Shuji Terayama's theater work For those who don't know Terayama is a major figure in contemporary or post war Japanese theater On top of that he was also a filmmaker essayist poet visual artist and songwriter Imagine a man who is a combination of Jean Genet Artaud a touch of Mishima a side of Osamu Dazai with Fellini overtures and in that nutshell you have Terayama A fascinating figure Carol Sorgenfrei pretty much captures his greatness as well as the whole Shinjuku art culture in the 1960s and 1970s Obviously one needs a full biography of the man as well as his complete works translated into English and we don't have that yet but this book is a good taster to his workWhat we basically have in this book is a brief but totally fascinating biography critiue of his theater work including detailed descriptions of his staging etc and then some of his plays translated into English My only complaint and it's a minor one is that I think it should start off with the bio and it does and then to his translated worksessays and the critiue afterwards What I did was read the bio first and then his works After that the critiues Nevertheless there are only two books out on Terayama in English and there need to be And sadly this book is now out of print and uite expensive to find The beauty of Terayama and his work is that it is an entrance way to avant garde Tokyo Which includes the visual arts the graphic arts in a big way and even Japanese rock music with of course classic Enka A must for anyone who has an interest in Japanese post war Showa aesthetics