NHK Software and Shochiku present :
An outstanding series of Kabuki Plays first broadcast on
NHK, Japan's Public Broadcasting Company.
All filmed at Tokyo's famed Kabuki-za Theatre.
All DVDs with optional English Translation and Commentary.
Since the earliest days of television in Japan, NHK has recorded and broadcast
all major Kabuki performances. Now many of these important historical and contemporary
video recordings are available on DVD.
Many of the most widely admired Kabuki stars, several declared Living National
Treasures of Japan, are included in this 50 Volume selection of Kabuki masterworks.
An excellent and discrete English translation and commentary by Kabuki scholars
Paul M. Griffith, Ronald Cavaye and Valerie Durham follows the stories and
provides additional information to help international audiences appreciation
of Kabuki performance, history, music and dance. This commentary is optional
and can be activated as desired.
All Kabuki DVDs have optional English commentary. Where noted, certain titles also have English subtitles.
What is Kabuki?
The great Kabuki actors presented here have performed abroad; here's what the
international critics have said:
“…Kanjincho…is a masterpiece….strange to our eyes and ears, but nevertheless, the quintessence of theatre.”
to More Reviews
Link to All Program Synopses
Link to Other Kabuki Titles
us if you wish to order in quantities or complete sets.
Other Kabuki Items
Kabuki: Baroque Fusion of the Arts
Tamasaburo Bando Kabuki Dance Series
For More Information
Contact Marty Gross Film Productions, Inc. 416.536.3355 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org for
more information about purchasing or licensing these films for broadcast.