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Portrait of an onnagata

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Summary:Examines the role of the onnagata in Kabuki theater, the male actor who plays a female role, who exemplifies ideal and ultimate womanhood. Because Kabuki theater is played entirely by men, the role of the onnagata is very important. Interviews Shibajaku Nakamura.
Contributor:Shibajaku, Nakamura
Pijpers, Harmke
Thiemann, Janny
Hulsbergen, Tineke
Leims, Thomas, 1953-
Provider:Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Place of origin – Settlement:Princeton
Geographical subject – Country:Japan
Topical subjects:Kabuki
Actors -- Japan -- Biography
Female impersonators -- Japan
Theater -- Japan
Shibajaku, Nakamura
Genre:Documentary television programs
Credits:Production, Janny Thiemann ; script, composing and direction, Tineke Hulsbergen. Interviewer, Thomas Leims ; commentary, Harmke Pijpers. Camera, Paul Van Den Bos ; editor, Geert Kistemaker ; music, Ichiro Seki.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Performing Arts, Music
Women's Studies
Films@UM Browse terms:Japan
Performing Arts
Theater
Women's Studies
Gender Studies
Collection:Films@UM
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