The Man Who Saved Kabuki: Faubion Bowers and Theatre Censorship in Occupied…

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The Man Who Saved Kabuki Faubion Bowers, who served as personal aide and interpreter to General Douglas MacArthur in Japan, was appalled by the Occupation’s censorship policies aimed at eliminating all traces of feudal thought in Japanese media and entertainment, including kabuki. Bowers used his position in the Occupation administration and his knowledge of Japanese theatre in a tireless campaign to save kabuki. This liv… Full description



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