09 P7.Theatre

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09 P7.Theatre

  1. 1. By: Daisy G., Aileen D. and Alex W.
  2. 2. Different types of Theater
  3. 3. <ul><li>Kabuki theater is performed for lower classes </li></ul><ul><li>Kabuki theater was originally started by a woman and was preformed by female actors, but is now played by male actors </li></ul><ul><li>Kabuki Theater performances were meant to be funny, but also taught Important lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Kabuki I known for its elaborate make up and costumes </li></ul><ul><li>Kabuki performances are very long . </li></ul><ul><li>people were allowed to bring their own </li></ul><ul><li>food to eat during the show </li></ul>An Actor playing a lion in a Kabuki Performance
  4. 4. <ul><li>Bunraku is a Musical puppet show for adults </li></ul><ul><li>The Puppets are made to look almost as big as real people </li></ul><ul><li>Puppeteers stand behind the puppets and operate them </li></ul><ul><li>It takes three skilled puppeteers to operate a puppet </li></ul><ul><li>A narrator, called a tayu, reads the puppets lines </li></ul><ul><li>Two puppeteers are performing in a Bunraku show </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Noh is Japans oldest form of theater </li></ul><ul><li>Noh plays are known for their dreamlike quality and their performances being filled with mystical spirits and ghosts </li></ul><ul><li>Noh stages are very simple sometimes bare. Occasionally actors will use hand props depending on the play </li></ul><ul><li>Noh theater was developed during the Ashikaga Period </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Noh </li></ul><ul><li>Noh Theater is well known for their masks. The two main characters would change their masks frequently to show different emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Kabuki </li></ul><ul><li>Kabuki Theater is known for its spectacular costumes and elaborate facial makeup </li></ul><ul><li>Bunraku </li></ul><ul><li>Bunraku Theater had spectacular costumes for their puppets, however their puppeteers dressed completely in Black </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Noh Theater </li></ul><ul><li>Was performed for Samurai and the upper class </li></ul><ul><li>Kabuki Theater </li></ul><ul><li>Was performed for Merchants, Artisans and lower classes </li></ul><ul><li>Bunraku Theater </li></ul><ul><li>Was performed mainly for Adults </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>We hope that during this presentation you have captured the magical quality of Japanese theater. Thank you for watching this presentation. </li></ul>

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