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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! 

Karen Brazell Facebook profileWith heavy heart we announce the passing of our GloPAC Director, Karen Brazell. 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

      Reference Resources  
 

Prints - Kabuki Playbills
歌舞伎・浄瑠璃 番付
ehon banzuke

 

Kabuki Dance Techniques
歌舞伎舞踊

Bandō Kotoji performing Tadanobu


 
 

 Noh as Performance
能とその演出
noh stage performing Akogi

 

Intro to Bunraku
文楽入門
Bunraku puppet and puppeteer

Japanese Theatre in Russia

Russian program for kabuki, 1928

 
   Playwrights - Zeami
世阿弥
Public Noh in 19th Century
勧進能  
Bangai Noh Plays
番外謡曲
 

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.

 

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