Japanese Theatre

Japanese Theatre - Japanese Theatre Intro Followed a...

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Japanese Theatre Intro Followed a religion called Shinto o Or the way of the Gods, closely allied to nature and spiritual worship Japanese aristocracy of the Tang dynasty in china used Buddhism o A religion that was more sophisticated that Shinto in both ritual and doctrine o Became the prevailing influence o Influences from both Shinto and Buddhism were strong in the development of theatre Theatre in Japan Heian Period (794-1195) o Were influenced by Chinese models. o Similar kinds of performances formed part of annual Shinto and Buddhist ceremonies o Popular nature included juggling, skirts, dancing No- one of the three principal forms of traditional Japanese theatre. o In Japan there were number of roving troupes of actors who performed in a variety of styles Some popular entertainment others art. o Kan’ami- directed more artistic troupes His troupes was seen by the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimtsu A man of wealth, prestige, and enthusiasm for the arts. He arranged for Kan’ami son to receive court education that way he could
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