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highly stylized and sophisticated form of Japanese theater founded in the 17th century.
Kabuki makeup syndrome - Synonym(s): Niikawa-Kuroki syndrome
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In 1959, before the film was released, the newspaper Yomiuri Shinbun remarked on its special closeness to the kabuki theatre piece (51) and another newspaper, Asahi Shinbun wrote of a "powerful portrayal.
It turns out this strange formulation was a kabuki theatre way of DND saying that the government can't have the Strategy--a promise for long term, predictable, and consistent finding for twenty years--and the spending cuts in the defence budget.
The section also includes an interesting comparison between the staging effects of Kabuki theatre and film techniques such as depth of field, close-ups, and panning shots.
A STAR of traditional Japanese Kabuki theatre who called in sick, then went drinking and ended up in a bar brawl, apologised yesterday for the scandal that has embarrassed the rarefied world of his art.
Ginza has developed into a thriving hub combining the shopping with a kabuki theatre, art galleries, entertainment, restaurants and cafes.
Other UN protected traditions include India's Vedic chanting and Japan's Kabuki theatre.
Ukiyo-e masters explored daily activities of the city's inhabitants, detailing in particular the stylish preoccupations in the worlds of theatre and the Yoshiwara district, producing images filled with graceful geisha clad in the finest kimonos, flamboyant Kabuki theatre actors, sumo wrestlers, and samurai.
In certain chapters Artaud's interest in Oriental theatre is examined in the context of the Hindu tradition--which, like the Balinese theatre favoured by Artaud, accords a central role to dance and gestural language--and kabuki theatre, to which, interestingly, Artaud makes no reference in Le Theatre et son double.
Kiyomoto-bushi: Narrative Music of the Kabuki Theatre.
On the other end of the artistic spectrum, the Grand Kabuki Theatre of Japan will give four performances at the Wiltern Theatre Sept.
Linkage is provided here to the experience of the theatregoer in Japan who appreciates the no, puppet or kabuki theatre.
Originally anonymous genre paintings in the 16th century, the movement evolved over the next two centuries to encompass popular woodblock prints depicting, for instance, prostitutes, circuses, and the kabuki theatre.