Sentence Examples


  • Like the No th~ Joruri dealt always with sombie themes, and was supplemented by the Kabuki (farce).
  • The law presently interdicted these female comedians (onna-kabuki) in the interests of public morality, and they were succeeded by boy comedians (wakashu-kabuki) who simulated womens ways and were vetoed in their turn, giving place to yaro-kabuki (comedians with queues).
  • Gradually the Kabuki developed the features of a genuine theatre; the actor and the playwright were discriminated, and, the performances taking the form of domestic drama (Wagoto and Sewamono) or historical drama (Aragoto or Jidaimono), actors of perpetual fame sprang up, as Sakata TOjOrO and Ichikawa DanjinrO (1660-1704).
  • But the Kabuki-za and its yakusha (actors) remained always a plebeian institution.
  • Kabuki actors.

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