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Noh (Nō) Performance in Imperial Japan Zeami Motokiyo, Atsumori (ca. 1400)
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Map: Japan
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Noh theatre in Japan’s medieval period (1185-1600) Samurai (military) overthrew imperial court and ruled 1192–1867 Established their own lavish courts at Kamakura and Kyoto under title of Shogun (“General”) Came to patronize noh dance-drama, which refined a popular religious performance for court (Zen Buddhism = official religion) State-sponsored theatre = symbolic “capital” for a hostile regime make “might into right”
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Institutionalization of noh Patronage of the Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (1358– 1408) began in 1374 Ashikaga shogunate’s noh patronage started a pattern followed by subsequent shoguns and a cultural craze admired by all courtiers Heita mask used for brave samurai warrior
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Institutionalization of noh Noh became important part of eiga = courtly splendors (ritualized spectacles associated with religious processions & court ceremonies) jockeying for best audience position watchers being watched Representation of 1000 AD court wedding
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Kanami Kiyotsugu (1333-84) actor/troupe head Kanami revolutionized noh theatre head of sarugaku (professional shrine performance) troupe, competed with
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course THEATER 21 taught by Professor Roxworthy during the Fall '10 term at UCSD.

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