Four major plays of Chikamatsu

This book is composed of the 4 very famous plays by Chikamatsu in Japan. The plays written are often used to compare with Shakespeare's plays partly because the four major plays are about tragic (love) stories. I really like the book because by reading it, I learn a lot about the Japanese culture. This book truly embodies the society and the idea of Japan in Chikamatsu's time. One of the major aspect of that society is prostitute, feudal society, tragic loves. It was touching because of the love stories and the classical love stories(eastern) are different from the western love stories. The loves under Chikamatsu are more involved with feelings, virtue, social obligation, and reputation. They were also more dramatic that at the end lovers end up killing themselves together.

€ 29,90