Dr. Daniel John Gallimore is a Professor of English Literature at Kwansei Gakuin University. Dr. Gallimore received his D.Phil. from Oxford University in 2002 for a thesis on Japanese translations of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
2016 1-4955-0461-1 This monograph presents an introduction to Shinkyoku Urashima (1904), a so-called ‘new musical drama’ (shinkyoku) by the Japanese writer and intellectual Tsubouchi Shōyō (usually known by his pen name Shōyō). Born at the end of the feudal era in 1859, Shōyō became one of the leaders of the movement to modernize Japanese literature and drama through the encounter with Western texts and ideas, and is particularly well known for his translation of the complete Works of Shakespeare (completed between 1909 and 1927).