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Lecture 15

THAR 201 Lecture 15: karakazuki


Department
Theatre Arts
Course Code
THAR 201
Professor
nasir
Lecture
15

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Origins
1914 in Takarazuka, Japan
By Ichizo Kobayashi
o Modesty, Fairness and Grace last words... 3 Qualities that a good Takarazuka
performer needs (wife as well)
o Owned a rail line and needed an attraction
o Got inspiration from broadway and kabuki
o Girls needed to go to a school to learn how to act,sing and dance
o
Part acting school, part finishing school
Five Troupes + Senka
Flower
Moon
Snow
Star
Cosmos
Superior Members ( Made up of the best members of each troop)
o Can only be a star for two years
Stage
Orchestra Pit
Proscenium stage
Ginkyou: Bridge that goes to the audience
o "Silver Bridge"
o Allows for intimate relationship
Staircase
o has 26 stairs
o Represents journey from dream world to reality
Trapdoors/lifts
o Allow actors to move in and out of stage
Mirror Ball (disco ball)
o creates a dream environment
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