Bunraku : the classical puppets of Japan

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  • Creator produced and directed by Merrill Brockway
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication Kent, CT : Creative Arts Television Archive, [1997] [©1997]
  • Physical Details
    • 1 videocassette (27 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in
  • OCLC ocm42271543
  • Credits
    • Commentary by Faubion Bowers
    • Settings, Jim Ryan


  • Bunraku puppets are three-quarters life-sized, handled by black-clothed figures in plain view of the audience. This program features filmed scenes showing how the puppets are made and manipulated and performances from two traditional Bunraku dramas.


  • VHS.
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