Onnagata Tamasaburo 女形玉三郎
- Onnagata Tamasaburo 女形玉三郎
Photobook. One volume. First edition.
- Made in: Japan
- Height: 34.3 centimetres (covers)
- Width: 26.5 centimetres (covers)
This is the first book Shinoyama published about the famous 'onnagata' actor. Bando Tamasaburo was born in Tokyo in 1950. In 1956 he was adopted by the Kabuki actor Morita Kanya XIV and in the following made his debut as a child actor. Without question he is the greatest female impersonator (onnagata) dancer alive. The technique of 'onnagata' is highly developed in Japanese theatre. It shows the essence of womanhood, where femininity is distilled in a way that even those who have intimate knowledge of the subject may not necessarily be aware of. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)
- PB.151 (Photobook number)
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Object reference number: JCF16311
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