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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.
Minoru Betsuyaku (1937- ), Japanese drama -- 20th century, Whitman College 2011 -- Dissertation collection -- Theatre Department
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Stebbins, Raisa A., "Kangaroo : an examination of Japanese theatre in the 1960s and a translation" (2011). Honors Theses. 17.
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