Treatises, Prints & Programs / 演劇書と芝居絵
In this module we present illustrated essays on the uses and contexts of various types of print materials in the noh, kabuki and puppet theatres. We include interactive pages on how to read the elements of different types of historical kabuki programs (see Kabuki banzuke), a slide show of a scroll documenting an early-modern period noh public production, and many other topics. Specialized vocabulary terms are linked to glossary entries where full definitions and further examples of the terms are provided.
Contents of this Module
|Kabuki Actor Prints || Kabuki Playbills || Noh Property Illustrations|| Noh Scene Illustrations|| Performance Scripts|
| Portraits of actors, in character and out.|| How to read historical programs. || Manuscripts on staging certain noh plays|| Depictions of characters and performance moments|| Written librettos and other scripts for professional and amateur performance|
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