Author(s)

Raisa A. Stebbins

Graduation Year

2011

Date of Thesis Acceptance

Fall 5-11-2011

Major Department or Program

Theatre

Advisor(s)

Nancy Simon

Abstract

What would you do if you woke up one day, and everyone told you that you were a kangaroo? This is the premise of Kangaroo (1967) by contemporary Japanese playwright Betsuyaku Minoru. In translating this play, I have explored why so few contemporary Japanese plays have been translated, the socio-historical background of Japan in the 1960s, and the influence of the Western Absurdist movement on contemporary Japanese theatre.

Page Count

180

Subject Headings

Minoru Betsuyaku (1937- ), Japanese drama -- 20th century, Whitman College 2011 -- Dissertation collection -- Theatre Department

Permanent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10349/1048

Document Type

Public Accessible Thesis

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