TA 9 - Theatre and Culture 11/24/09 Theatre is a social act...

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Theatre and Culture 11/24/09 Theatre is a social act and the two main elements necessary are actors and the audience Theatre occurs in a specific time, place, and space Audience brings own cultural assumption when watching a play Determines the audience interpretation, reaction to a play Plays production is determined by power structure Elizabethan era no women were allowed on stage Noh theatre: Traditions outside the west Different cultures, traditions with different theatre practices Noh is classical Japanese theatre influenced by Zen Buddhism 5 different types of Noh drama Praising the gods, praising the warriors, about women, about demons or other supernatural beings, and miscellaneous plays The stage for Noh drama consists of a bridge to the main platform and pillars, audience sits on 2 sides and the orchestra is in the back Noh was a highly stylized performance with music and dance, all performers used to be male Main actors in the play wear masks Kabuki is classic Japanese theatre:
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course TAR 103 taught by Professor Yarnelle during the Fall '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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TA 9 - Theatre and Culture 11/24/09 Theatre is a social act...

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