- Author: Takeda Izumo
- ISBN: 168411733X
- Page: 208
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This book is a puppet play which represents major Asian traditions.
This book is a puppet play which represents major Asian traditions. A translation of the eighteenth-century Japanese drama. Chushingura (TheTreasury of Loval Retainers), also known as the story of the Forty-Six (or Forty-Seven) Ronin, is the most famous and perennially popular of all Japanese dramas. Written as a puppet play, it is now better known through Kabuki theater performances. Donald Keene's translation of the original text is presented here with a new preface, and an introduction and notes to aid readers in their comprehension and enjoyment of the play.