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    Noh Theater Analysis

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    The beginning of Noh Theater dates back to 11th century Japan. At this time entertainment was taking a turn toward musical form and dramatic nature. Poetry had been flourishing in Japan for many years, and performance art began to develop by way of influences from China and Korea. Two of these types of entertainment, the sarugaku and the dengaku, merged, and Noh theater blossomed. Saragaku offered a choreographic element, and the dengaku brought an element of the dramatic. A very popular Noh playwright Zeami, brought the art form to popularity during the Muromachi Period (1300-1550).(Brazell) Noh is a unique art form structured around music and dance. The name is derived from nō, which means “talent” or “skill”. It is unlike the Western…

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    Neutral Masks Analysis

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    ´´ A mask expresses at the same time the maximum of life and the maximum of death; it partakes of the visible and of the invisible, of the apparent and absolute, ´´ said Barrault (1961: 77), however, what is a mask, what is the maximum of life, death, the invisible and visible ? To a great extent, I agree with the statement, but as Shujoy Chowdhury claimed, “behind every "Truth" there is always a "Lie". Evaluating contrasting masks like the Japanese Noh Masks, Neutral masks or African masks will…

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    Muromachi Culture Essay

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    The kyōgen often was the narrator. The shite was the principal actor and the waki is the subordinate actor. Around one or two actors wore brilliant brocade robes and performed with stylized gestures and stances. One actor wore a mask that indicated the character he was portraying. They only used male actors for the play. The Noh costumes linked to the samurai class in Japan. They matched the everyday wear of the samurai. The garments that samurais wore were characterized as bold patterns and…

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    Supernatural Women Essay

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    under the patriarchy. Enchi invokes the character Lady Rokujo, who possessed all of Genji's lovers to enact revenge on him as a device to explain the motives of Mieko, who sympathized with the character and wrote the essay analyzing her. She was a widow like Yasuko and Mieko, and the archetype of a scorned, bitter older woman – representative of Mieko, and the power she had over her daughter-in-law and daughter. The masks themselves are a symbol of this power women have – stoic and steady…

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    "Song Ji-hyo This is a Korean name; the family name is Cheon. In stage/pen name, the surname is Song. Cheon Seong-im (born 15 August 1981), better known by her stage name Song Ji-hyo is a South Korean actress, television presenter and model. She first made her acting debut in Wishing Stairs (2003), one of the films in the Whispering Corridors film series. Song gained international fame for being the only female member of the popular Korean variety show Running Man, which made her popularity…

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    Noh Theatre History

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    The word Noh means skill, craft, or the talent particularly in the field of performing arts in this context. The word Noh may be used alone or with gaku (fun, music) to form the word nōgaku. Noh is a classical tradition that is highly valued by many today. When used alone, Noh refers to the historical genre of theatre originated from sarugaku in the mid 14th century and continues to be performed today.[4] Noh and kyōgen "originated in the 8th century when the sangaku was transmitted from China…

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    Noh Dance Essay

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    important element that contributes in the representation of the female “shite” in Sakuragawa, is costumes. Costumes not only provide a way of portraying the main female role, but also they help to visualize shite’s transition between Mae-shite to Nochi-shite. (Feminine Madness in the Japanese Noh Theater 81-86). Noh costumes are not a real representation of the character on stage, but they can imply different aspects of the character. In order to do so, Noh Theater has some rules to follow. This…

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    Pine Tree In Noh Theater

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    The significance of the pine tree in Noh Theater is to represent that the setting will take place in the spirit world. What is significant is that it has four pillars to make the stage as easy to view to the audience. With this set up, it’s easy to understand that everything is preferred in the open. The actors wear mask, their vision is reduced and so they have to rely on the pillars to guide themselves. In Noh Theater the music that is played uses four instruments consisting of sometime of…

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    Eliza Noh Research Paper

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    Eliza Noh was born in Texas. Her parents were Korean and Vietnamese. They pushed their daughters to do well in school. From a young age, the sisters were pressured to maintain the stereotype that Asians are naturally smart. While the standards they set were high enough, her sister was held to an even higher standard. She was older therefore expected to do better. This caused many rifts between her and her parent. Listening to these arguments led Eliza to avoid emotional involvement. While her…

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    1. In Kyogen Theater, the women and men are portrayed quite differently when compared to that of their Noh counterparts. In Kyogen performances, the women are usually more dominant, rationale, strong willed, aggressive, and highly opinionated. This sort of thing can be seen within a wide variety of Kyogen such as Kintozaemon in which after a women is robbed of her back, proceeds to take it back by force rather than accept the defeat. “Ah, I’m getting angrier and angrier. He is so cheerful when…

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