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The Two Worlds of the Two Ugetsu Monogatari

Glasson, Janine (2010) The Two Worlds of the Two Ugetsu Monogatari. Undergraduate Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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What is it about one work that would inspire another artist to re-explore his own views in that context? The similarities and differences between Akinari's Ugestu monogatari and Mizoguchi's revisitation, Ugetsu, reveal tantalizing clues about their authors and the society in which they were created. Ugetsu monogatari is the product of Tokugawa-era Japan, a time of a restrictive government that censored works and even imprisoned authors if they voiced disagreement with government policy. Ugetsu was filmed in postwar Japan, while the American occupation impressed its own views upon the Japanese film industry. This thesis is an exploration of the factors that may have influenced the plotline and character protrayal in Ugetsu monogatari and Ugetsu. It examines the differences between Akinari's Ugetsu monogatari and Mizoguchi's Ugetsu and questions why those differences exist.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Glasson, Janinejag82@pitt.eduJAG82
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairJordan, Brenda
Committee MemberChilson, Clark
Committee MemberHirayama, Mikiko
Committee MemberCrawford, William B.
Date: 16 June 2010
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 28 April 2010
Approval Date: 16 June 2010
Submission Date: 27 May 2010
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: David C. Frederick Honors College
Degree: BPhil - Bachelor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Undergraduate Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Akinari; Japanese film; Mizoguchi; Ugestu; Ugestu monogatari
Other ID:, etd-05272010-090443
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:46
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:44


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