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An online resource that explores many aspects of the kabuki & Bunraku theatres including staging, masks, writing.
Summary - theatre by the Japan Arts Council & the National Noh Theatre
The World of Noh Masks
National Noh Theatre
Noh Plays Database
Click on the image bleow for access to the Global Performing Arts Database. Here you will find digital pictures and clips of Noh, Kyogen, Kabuki and Bunraku Theatre.
The mie is a special type of pose where actors, after doing elaborate movements, hold their body rigid and cross their eyes. This pose is often captured in the poster advertisements in plays (and also explains why these pictures show actors with their eyes crossed). This series of mie is from the play Kanjinchou. Listen as the audience claps and also yells out the kabuki actor's stage name.
Kyogen Comic Plays
An introduction to Kyogen, traditional comical plays usually performed between the acts of Noh plays.