Yotsuya Kaidan

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    Shusaku Endo, born in Tokyo in 1923 and raised in Manchuria until the age of 11, was a prolific Japanese novelist who wrote from the perspective of a Japanese Roman Catholic. Before his death due to the complications of hepatitis at the Keio University Hospital in Tokyo at the age of 73, Endo had written numerous prominent novels which includes The Sea and the Poison in 1957, Life of Jesus in 1973, and Scandal in 1986. During his lifetime, he had also received 4 awards, which includes the 2 most

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    Over Your Dead Body

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    a title which does not work, is about life imitating art to an extreme degree. Miyuki Goto (Ko Shibasaki) is an actress in a troubled relationship with her fellow co-star Kosuke Hasegawa (Ebizo Ichikawa). The play they are both starring in is Yotsuya Kaidan (written in 1825), which is

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    In the following essay I will illustrate the story of Kabuki by discussing, the drama and the performance background of Japanese theatre. At first, Kabuki was the theatrical art that developed during the Tokugawa period between 1600 and 1868. However, Kabuki is one of the four great art forms of Japanese theatre and is more accurately considered as the ' 'Traditional stage art of Japan ' ', (Inoura and Kawatake 2006, p. 133). In the early 17th century, the origins of Kabuki were in the songs and

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