Kabuki Theater

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Kabuki Theater (Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura)
To what extent does stage design impact or influence traditional Kabuki performances for better or for worse? More specifically in the play Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura?

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Table of Contents.......................................................................2

Essay..........................................................................................3

Introduction (3)
Stage Design (3)
Costume Design (3-4)
Actors ()
Plot ()
Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura ()

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Essay
Kabuki Theater is a style of Japanese drama with very unique music, mime like actors, dancing, and they are popularly known for having only male actors, who use exaggerated gestures (Excessive use of body gestures, movements and such things in this category) and body movements to show emotions. Kabuki generally includes domestic dramas. Domestic drama expresses and focuses on the realistic everyday lives of middle or lower classes in a certain society, generally referring to the post-Renaissance eras. According to the English Communications Syllabus, domestic drama refers to a dramatic story containing an emphasis on its “characters' intimate relationships and their responses to the unfolding events in their lives.” historical plays, and dance. In Kabuki Theater there are four main parts to the play; Stage design, costume design, makeup, actors and roles, and the plot.

Generally Kabuki Theater uses elaborate stage designs and consist of many trap doors, platforms reaching out into the audience, secret entrances, and even rotating stages. This can be used for dramatic entrances and stage exits such as for example a character may storm off stage from a platform that...
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