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P7 Theatre


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