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Unformatted text preview: Main character is a ghost & returns to world b/c can’t give up physical material of life Bunraku Japanese puppet theater Takes 3 people to do 1 puppet Kabuki Form of popular Japanese theater combining music, dance, & dramatic scenes Melodramatic, big, loud, quick paced Dependent on choreography More romantic plots & stories Okuni 1 st Kabuki performer Danced at Buddhist temples short plays interspersed with dancing Convention Women actors banned from theater (only male actors) Uses more props, scenery, spectacle than Noh theater Main character leaves stage & walks through audience on platform to strike a pose Costume require handlers...
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course THEA 200 taught by Professor Theaterappreciate/understanding during the Fall '11 term at South Carolina.
- Fall '11