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Lecture 14

THAR 201 Lecture 14: kabuki


Department
Theatre Arts
Course Code
THAR 201
Professor
nasir
Lecture
14

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Origin
1603: As a dance drama
By Okuni
o Majestic dancer
o First Kabuki was in Kyoto
o
Tells the story of her lost lover
Audience gathers
Ghost of her lover appears and dances with her
Kabuki theatre lead to rapid prostitution
o 1629 women were banned from Kabuki Theatre
o replaced with young men
o changed to a more dialogue heavy drama
o prostitution continued
o
1652: Young men were banned from Kabuki Theatre
replaced by old,ugly men
Had to get a haircut designed to be unattractive
o Turned into a dialogue heavy drama
Types of Plays
Plays are 5 Acts Long
Jidaimono: Plays are pulled from the Same historical Text as Noh Plays: About historical
battle
Sewamono: Domestic melo dramas: About everyday life
o Where Love Suicides originated
Traditionally, training begins at 6/7 , now starts after highschool
never switch from the role given
Character Types
Onnagata
o female role
o Beautiful women role
Wagoto
o Soft Style
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