The performance traditions examined so far have been confined primarily to European and American theatre.

The performance traditions examined so far have been confined primarily to European and American theatre.

The performance traditions examined so far have been confined primarily to European and American theatre. But theatre varies widely from one culture to another. A small sample of other forms can be seen by looking at some of the the- atrical expressions found in Asia and Africa.

Theatre in Japan

At about the time the medieval religious cycles were flourishing in Europe, a very different kind of theatrical experience was being offered halfway around the world in Japan. There, Noh theatre was perfected and codified so thoroughly that it is still performed today much as it was over 500 years ago. It came into being in isolation from Western theatre and rep- resents a wholly distinct theatrical tradition.

CHAPTER 11: ASIAN

THEATRE

These are the subjects you need to include:

Theatre in Japan; Noh Theatre; The 5 types of Noh Theatre; Noh Theatre Structure, Program, and Performers; Noh Stage Diagram; The Shrine in the Fields;

Noh Stage Properties; Bunraku; Bunraku Puppets and Puppeteers; Love Suicides at Sonezaki by Chikamatsu Monzaemon;

Kabuki; Note the differing styles between Noh, Bunraku, and Kabuki; Modern Japanese Theatre; Tadashi Suzuki; Sankai Juku and Butoh; Theatre in China; Beijing Opera; Southeast Asian Theatre; Wayang Kulit; Shadow Puppetry & its Plays

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