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Inner secrets of Kabuki
Bandō, Tamasaburō, V, 1950- (Interviewee)
Matsumoto, Koshirō (Performer)
Onoe, Baikō, 1915-1995 (Interviewee)
Ichikawa, Somegorō (Performer)
Nakamura, Kichiemon, 1944- (Performer)
Musilli, John (Producer)
Shinoda, Masahiro, 1934- (Director)
Bandō, Tamasaburō, V, 1950- (Performer)
Onoe, Baikō, 1915-1995 (Performer)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1977 (Inferred)
Table of Contents
The treasures of Kabuki, the Koshiro family: performers include Matsumoto Koshiro VIII, Ichikawa Somegoro VI, and Nakamura Kichiemon II. -- Japan old and new, Kabuki: includes interview with and demonstration by Onoe Baiko VII and excerpts from several of his performances. -- Portrait of Bando Tamasaburo V, onnagata (female impersonator) of Japan: includes interview with him and his teachers about his career and philosophy of life and art, a demonstration of applying traditional make-up, and film excerpts of him in performance.
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7820
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-757 (former)
Dance -- Japan
Motion pictures
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: Produced for Tokyo Television by Shinsuke Endo and Saiichiro Eda. Telecast on Camera Three, WCBS-TV. Produced by John Musilli. Directed by Masahiro Shinoda.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (30 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY857017896-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12161332
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): eae299d0-8042-0135-1627-5d2e33611bd6
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  • 1977: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Inner secrets of Kabuki" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1977.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Inner secrets of Kabuki" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 18, 2024.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1977). Inner secrets of Kabuki Retrieved from

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Inner secrets of Kabuki