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James R. Brandon is Director of the Asian Theatre Program at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and recipient of the International Theater Institute's 1998 Uchimura Prize. Among the 15 books he has authored or edited are Nō and Kyōgen in the Contemporary World (University of Hawai'i Press, 1997), The Cambridge Guide to Asian Theater (Cambridge University Press, 1993), and Kabuki: Five Classic Plays (Harvard University Press, 1975). He is currently in Japan on a Japan Foundation fellowship coediting with Samuel L. Leiter four volumes of new kabuki play translations to be published by the University of i'Hawai Press beginning in 2000.

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