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Medieval Islamic theatre
The most popular forms of theatre in the medieval Islamic world were puppet theatre (which included hand puppets, shadow plays and marionette productions) and live passion plays known as ta'ziya, in w ...
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Butoh is the collective name for a diverse range of activities, techniques and motivations for dance, performance, or movement inspired by the Ankoku-Butoh (暗黒舞踏 ankoku butō?) movement. It typica ...
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Kabuki began shortly after Bunraku, legend has it by an actress named Okuni, who lived around the end of the 16th century. Most of Kabuki's material came from Nõ and Bunraku, and its erratic dance-ty ...
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Japan, after a long period of civil wars and political disarray, was unified and at peace primarily due to shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543–1616). However, alarmed at increasing Christian growth, he cut ...
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During the 14th century, there were small companies of actors in Japan who performed short, sometimes vulgar comedies. A director of one of these companies, Kan'ami (1333–1384), had a son, Zeami Moto ...
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Khmer and Malay theatre
In Cambodia, at the ancient capital Angkor Wat, stories from the Indian epics Ramayana and Mahabharata have been carved on the walls of temples and palaces. Similar reliefs are found at Borobudur in I ...
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Thai theatre
In Thailand, it has been a tradition from the Middle Ages to stage plays based on plots drawn from Indian epics. In particular, the theatrical version of Thailand's national epic Ramakien, a version o ...
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Philippine theatre
During the 333-year reign of the Spanish government, the introduced into the islands the Catholic religion and the Spanish way of life, which gradually merged with the indigenous culture to form the ...
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Song and Yuan theatre
In the Sung Dynasty, there were many popular plays involving acrobatics and music. These developed in the Yuan Dynasty into a more sophisticated form with a four or five act structure.Yuan drama sprea ...
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Han and Tang theatre
During the Han Dynasty, shadow puppetry first emerged as a recognized form of theatre in China. There were two distinct forms of shadow puppetry, Cantonese southern and Pekingese northern. The two sty ...
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Shang theatre
There are references to theatrical entertainments in China as early as 1500 BCE during the Shang Dynasty; they often involved music, clowning and acrobatic displays.
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Modern Indian theatre
Rabindranath Tagore was a pioneering modern playwright who wrote plays noted for their exploration and questioning of nationalism, identity, spiritualism and material greed. His plays are written in B ...
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Kathakali is a highly stylised classical Indian dance-drama noted for the attractive make-up of characters, elaborate costumes, detailed gestures, and well-defined body movements presented in tune wit ...
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Sanskrit theatre
The earliest-surviving fragments of Sanskrit drama date from the 1st century CE. The wealth of archaeological evidence from earlier periods offers no indication of the existence of a tradition of thea ...
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Overview of Indian theatre
The earliest form of Indian theatre was the Sanskrit theatre. It emerged sometime between the 2nd century BCE and the 1st century CE and flourished between the 1st century CE and the 10th, which was a ...
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