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Total pages original book: 274
Includes a PDF summary of 22 pages
Duration of the summary (audio): 16M12S (4.4 MB)
Description or summary of the audiobook: Rakugo introduces the storytelling genre of Edo-style rakugo as performed around the turn of the twenty-first century, focusing on the performers' image, training, and techniques and the art's contexts and audiences. Brau argues that, while storytellers' goal of making a hit with audiences sustains the art's vitality, rakugo has come to represent something more than simply popular entertainment: it is also regarded as the cultural heritage to which some Japanese may turn in a nostalgic search for identity.
Other categories, genre or collection: Literary Studies: General, Miscellaneous Items, Asian History, Plays, Playscripts, Other Performing Arts, Oriental Art