Online Talk: Theatres and Brothels of the Floating World

Online Talk:

Dangerous Places—Theatres and Brothels of the Floating World

In this second talk to accompany our exhibition, Edo in Colour, Curator Dr Mary Redfern will guide you into the “Bad places” or akusho of Edo’s Floating World–the licensed prostitution and theatre districts. Focusing on printed books of the women of the Yoshiwara and the celebrities of the kabuki stage, Dr Redfern considers how these locales served as centres for Edo’s booming popular culture, and how they were framed for consumption in print.

This lecture is pre-recorded.

Edo in Colour: Exhibition lecture series

In this series of four linked lectures, join Dr Mary Redfern, Curator of Edo in Colour: Prints from Japan’s Metropolis, to explore the detail of these exquisite artworks and the vibrant world they conjure. Offering insights into our new exhibition, Dr Redfern will reveal how prints helped shape and present the identity, vitality and place of Edo, and how Chester Beatty collected these prints and books for his Dublin Library.

These lectures are pre-recorded and will premiere at the times stated. Lecture 4 will be followed by a live Q&A with Curator, Dr Mary Redfern.

Selling the City—Japanese Prints, Publishers and Audiences

30 June, 5:30pm Dangerous Places—Theatres and Brothels of the Floating World

7 July, 5:30pm Peace and Prosperity—Picturing the Shogun’s Capital

14 July, 5:30pm Buying In—Chester Beatty and Japanese Prints
Followed by – Live Q&A

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Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92