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Program Title: Kabuki
EASC Code: JK-16
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: English
Subtitles:
Subject: Arts & Music
Program Type: Documentary
Media Type: VHS
Director:
Producer: Film for the Humanities and Sciences
Release Date: 2002
Running Time: 36 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: This program provides an introduction to the 400-year-old tradition of Kabuki, explaining its orgins and purposes, its literary sources, and the meaning of its symbolism. The program shows the rehearsal, preperation of costume and wigs, and the preformance of the Kabuki play, relates the make-up and music to the overall scheme, and explains the esthetic of Kabuki art.
Data Entry Date: 8/26/2003