Analysis Of The Movie ' Kabuki '

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1. Kabuki - Kabuki is a style of Japanese theater that evolved from Noh theater. Noh was slow, contemplative, and philosophical, and eventually became so refined that it was considered inaccessible and reserved for the educated upper classes. Kabuki was developed by the rising middle class as popular entertainment, and included stylized fighting, aerial stunts, exaggerated makeup and costuming, and physical and verbal comedy.
2. Nixon in China - Nixon in China is an American opera portraying President Nixon’s historic visit to China. The opera pulls influences from the highly stylized Beijing opera performance style, and portrays the clash of Asian and Western cultures that was manifested in the US’ tense relationship with China prior to Nixon’s visit.
3. Center Stage Left - In traditional western theater stages (as opposed to street theater or theater-in-the-round) this is an area of the stage that is about halfway between the front edge and the back wall, and to the left (as you are facing the audience) of the middle of the stage.
4. Prop - a prop is any object that the actor can use to assist in conveying motion, meaning, or energy. Props are representative of the setting in which a play takes place; for example, a water bottle is representative of the type of technologically and economically advanced society that has the resources to manufacture it.
5. Kivgiq - the Kivgiq, or “Messenger Feast,” is a festival put on by the Northern Boroughs of Alaska. The festival
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