Types of Print Materials Related to Kabuki Theatre

This chart shows the relationship between types of theatre print materials and kabuki theatre production. The right side, "within the curtain" (幕内), shows types of print materials used in the creation of productions. These include scripts, blocking texts, property lists, and so on. The left side, "outside the curtain" (幕外), shows types of print materials used in the appreciation of theatre and its productions. These materials include programs, actor lists, illustrated reading scripts, and advertising materials.

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typology chart of print materials dogucho geza tsuke theatre books hyobanki (rankings) utaibon, tokobon, etc. shouhon (music) shiishu serifu shouhon picture books and training scripts lines collections fushi kakinuki (plot summaries) types of fushi (picture, reading, plots) shouonjidate (recordings) amateur scripts daicho (reading scripts) banzuke (cast lists) actor print types illustrated actor print books placards, signs, and posters daicho - scripts proper line excerpts outside the curtain inside the curtain pleasure/entertainment consumption dissemination production

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