Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Japanese Cross Gender Studies: Kabuki

Cross gender studies in the Japanese context

Related Subject Headings

Kabuki

Kabuki-History

Kabuki- Dictionary

Books

Books about Cross Gender in Kabuki

Mezur, Katherine. Beautiful boys/outlaw bodies devising Kabuki female-likeness.

Edelson, Loren.  Danjūrō's girls : women on the kabuki stage.

Fujita, Minoru, Shapiro, MichaelTransvestism and the onnagata traditions in Shakespeare and kabuki.

Onoe, Baikō.Oyama no geidan 女形の芸談 

Robertson, Jennifer.  Gender bending in Paradise: Doing "Female" and "Maile" in Japan. 2005. Internationalizing Cultural Studies.

Articles about Cross Gender in Kabuki

West, Candice, Zimmerman, Don H. Doing Genfer. Gender & Society. 1987.

Gender and Body Construction in Edo Period kabuki / Gaila Todorova Gabrovska. Rikkyo Review.

Hyland, Peter. 'A Kind of Woman’: The Elizabethan Boy-Actor and the Kabuki Onnagata. 1987. Theatre Research International.

Isaka, Maki. Women Onnagata in the Porous Labyrinth of Femininity: On Ichikawa Kumehachi I. 2006. US-Japan Women's Journal.