JPARC Home Page
JPARC is an online resource center for research on and the study of the performing arts of Japan. The site includes sections for the analysis of certain topics, multimedia articles, and reference materials such as glossaries, bibliographies, browsing indexes, and timelines. Modules are collections of Web pages devoted to a specific topic such as important theatrical figures or readings and productions of a single piece. For a tour see the video Welcome to JPARC!
GloPAC founder and Director, Karen Brazell, passed away in January 2012. Karen founded the Global Performing Arts Consortium back in 1998, personally prepared and contributed many of the materials now in GloPAD, and is the author of numerous sections of this Japanese Performing Arts Resource Center. Her energy and friendship will be sorely missed.
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Selected JPARC Sections
|Intro to Bunraku |
| Playwrights - Zeami |
|Public Noh in 19th Century |
| Bangai Noh Plays |
All sections in JPARC use materials from the Global Performing Arts Database (GloPAD), a multilingual, Web-accessible database of media and information on the performing arts. Follow links to view records for individual images, videos, piece or person names, or production records on the GloPAD public interface.
All sections on JPARC can be reached using the menu on the sidebar to the left.