The Man Who Saved Kabuki: Faubion Bowers and Theatre Censorship in Occupied Japan
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248pp. May 2001
The Man Who Saved Kabuki: Faubion Bowers and Theatre Censorship in Occupied Japan
Author: Okamoto Shiro; Translator: Leiter, Samuel L.;
As part of its program to promote democracy in Japan after World War II, the American Occupation, headed by General Douglas MacArthur, undertook to enforce rigid censorship policies aimed at eliminating all traces of feudal thought in media and entertainm
"Enriching and useful" --Persimmon, Winter 2002

"A fine book that whets the appetite for a more thorough study of the Occupation's censorship of theatre in Japan" --Pacific Affairs, Spring 2002

"A fascinating glimpse into a little-known

Author: Okamoto Shiro; Translator: Leiter, Samuel L.;
Okamoto Shiro spent most of his career as a journalist for the Mainichi Shimbun and is now a freelance writer. Samuel L. Leiter is professor of theatre at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and teaches at The Graduate Cent



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