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Title 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.
Author Vollmann, William T.
Publication New York, NY : Ecco, [2010]
Copyright date ©2010
Edition First edition.
Description xxi, 504 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call # 792.7028 V
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 486-500).
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.
Subject Nō.
Women in the theater -- Japan.
Gender identity in the theater -- Japan.
Sex role in the theater -- Japan.
Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
Femininity.
Geishas.
Kabuki.
Transsexuals -- Social aspects.
ISBN 0061228486 :
9780061228483

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