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					PACIFIC
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KABUKI
   Founded in the 17th
   century by an
   actress named
   Okuri.
   By mid-17th century,
   Kabuki was very
   popular.
The Stage
     Rectangular platform
     Audience on all three
     sides (THRUST STAGE)
     Trap doors, which added
     opportunities for tricks
     and surprises
     2 bridges built forward
     into the audience for
     more affective entrances
The Actors
      Only males were allowed
      to act
      Onnagata’s were males
      who specialized in
      women’s roles
      They must be a dancer
      and a pantomimist, in
      order to get the full affect
      of the play
Chikamatsu
      Lived from 1660-1724
      He was considered
      the “Shakespeare of
      Japan”
      His plays range from
      heroic tragedy to
      melodrama, and
      satire to farce.

				
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