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Laurence R. Kominz - Japanese

Laurence R. Kominz (1983) Ph.D.
Professor of Japanese. Ph.D. 1984
Columbia University

Professor Kominz received his Ph.D. in Japanese literature from Columbia University under the supervision of Donald Keene. Prof. Kominz' writing and research specialty is Japanese drama, and he has also taken performance lessons in Japan in noh, kyôgen, kabuki, and gidayû bushi (recitation for Bunraku puppet theatre). Kominz teaches courses in Japanese language, literature, drama, and film, and he also directs fully realized kyôgen and kabuki plays in English.  Most recent among them was The Revenge of the 47 Loyal Samurai in 2016.  Dr. Kominz' most recent book is Mishima on Stage: The Black Lizard and Other Plays.

Published Books:

Complete Kabuki Play Production - The Revenge of the 47 Loyal Samurai:

Contact Information:
Phone: 503-725-5277