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Department
Drama
Course
THEA-UT 510
Professor
davidjenkins
Semester
Fall

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~~~ JAPANESE TRADITIONAL THEATRE Noh – roots in religious ritual, subjects from myth and legend -solilioquy and remembrance -two actors, chief actor is masked, chorus of singers -rhythmic sounds form drums, flute, stamping on floor, stylized movements -5 types of dramas = gods, warriors, women, deranged/spirits/living, loss of child therefore madnessA Kan'ami – innovator of the form of Noh -favorite of Ahigaka Shogun -combined earlier forms of theater with Buddhist ideals Zeami – perfected Noh form, wrote more than 100 Noh plays, developed theory on Noh drama -Buddhist beliefs, union with all beings, earthly desires/needs
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