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17th 18th century - of audience-Kabuki perofrmers:elaborate...

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Drama (17 th and 18 th century shit) Asian theater - Relied on dance more than western drama - Emphasized symbolism - Total theater: an integration of acting, mime, dance, music, text - 1609-1868 - Japan isolated from the western world (Tokugawa) - Christianity outlawed - Peace bring prosperity and allowed for development of theater - Joruri or puppet plays - Chikamatsu – great playwright. Puppet plays about middle class suffering and emotional longing - Suicide plays were eventuallybanned - Kabuki theater – female dancers, originally performed by women but women banned in 1629 - Female impersonators took over in kabuki - Music Kabuki: shamisen who established rhythms of speech and stimulated the emotions
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Unformatted text preview: of audience.-Kabuki perofrmers :elaborate make up….-Stages similar to other contemporary stages Spain 1550-1650 Golden Age-Religious drams autos sacramentales-Auto=one act play-Perofmred during corpus Christi festival-Secular and religious-Dramatists (lope de vega – 1200 plays, most short) (pedro calderon LifE IS a dream – philosophical and poetic)-Women dramatists were also active.-Corrals: the Spanish stage, similar to Elizabethan. Open platform, proscenium arch introuduced. Acting companies had 16-20 peeps and included women-...
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