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Kissing the mask : beauty, understatement, and femininity in Japanese Noh theater : with some thoughts on muses (especially Helga Testorf), transgender women, kabuki goddesses, porn queens, poets, housewives, makeup artists, geishas, valkyries, and Venus figures / William T. Vollmann
Bib ID 4935615
Format BookBook
Author
Vollmann, William T
 
Edition 1st ed. 
Description New York, NY : Ecco, c2010 
xxi, 504 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780061228483
0061228486
Summary

Explores the enigma surrounding Noh theater and the traditions that have made it intrinsic to Japanese culture for centuries and extracts the secrets of staged femininity and the mystery of perceived and expressed beauty.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [436]-500)

Subjects Nò„.  |  Women in the theater -- Japan.  |  Gender identity in the theater -- Japan.  |  Sex role in the theater -- Japan.  |  Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)  |  Femininity.  |  Geishas.  |  Kabuki.  |  Transgender people -- Social aspects.

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