Introduction to Week 8
What is known about Japanese Theater?
Japanese theater is deeply rooted in tradition and continues to in much the same way today as when it first began. Noh, Kabuki and Banraku are the three types of theatrical presentations typical for Japanese theater.
Comparing African Theatre to Japanese Theatre, these two examples of Theatre, outside our Western perspective, are almost direct opposites. It is interesting to be able to compare and contrast African and Japanese Theatre. They have many differences, mostly in presentation and form, but some things in common as well.
The use of puppets is common in both African theater and Japanese theater.
Can you think of some examples of the use of puppets in Western theater?