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Japanese Theatre, Noh, Bunraku, Kabuki         There are similarities of Japanese and Elizabethan Theatre. Even thought they never had  contact.  o Twenty century painters take many of the things from the Japanese into their work  now     Noh got started got started in the 1300's in japan o Theatre in the 1300's took a huge step forward o The reason is 100 years earlier, the emperor of Japan gave all of his administrate  powers to a military ruler. The Emperor became a figurehead The Shoguns took over the true ruling (military rulers) They Shoguns established a feudal government that lasted about 700  years in Japan. This caused Japan to have 100 years of peace o Took 100 years for theatre to develop as a professional art form. o The middle class would start patronizing the arts.   o In 1384, Kanami presented his theatre troupe to the Shogun himself.  They were so good they were sponsered by him. o With Kanami and his son Zeami, perfect the Noh theatre system o Noh is a kind of musical/dance/drama for aristrocrats.  Includes music, singing,dance, and drama.   o Zeami made everything about Noh possible to be passed on because he wrote  down pretty much everything How they should be performed, how they should look like, how actors  should dress, the goals the actor was trying to achieve, what the audience was  supposed to act, how the theatre was supposed to operate His work on Noh theatre was kept secret until the early 1900's by  his family.  o Zeami wrote over 100 plays by himself. 
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