Kabuki is a traditional form of Japanese Theater. It was founded early in the 17th century by Okuni, a shrine maiden who brought her unique and lively dance style to the dry river beds of the ancient capital of Kyoto, and over the next 300 years developed into a sophisticated, highly stylized form of theater. Around that time Kabuki took place. The warriors class and the commoners class were very observed more harsh at that time in Japan. Kabuki was perhaps most significant as the artist performing it. The unique thing about Kabuki as the fact that it had no actresses whatsoever. If there was a girl in that scene a male would have to impersonate a female they were know as onnagata. The players in Kabuki drama principally women, witch made Kabuki more popular Since no women were not allowed to be in the plays its was later banned in 1629 because people said that it was demoralizing women.
After the women's right to go on stage the men still went on with it. The men over .
took it and keep having men only plays. The ban on actresses was in effect for 250. .
Kabuki would brow Puppet Theater, also know as Bunraku. That was the development of .
The early Kabuki. In the early 17th century, some of the best writers like Monzaemon .
Chikamasu, would often call Kabuki the "Shakespeare of Japan". After a while Kabuki .
left so every one turned puppet's and then poplar, until Kabuki came their was no theater .
that Japan has ever seen with such color, excitement and general extraordinariness. A lot .
of people in Japan like it a lot. Some people say that perhaps no theater elsewhere in the .
world can excel the Kabuki dram. To me I think that Kabuki must have been very .
powerful to people. .
They"re around 300 plays in conventional Kabuki repertoire. Now the new plays .
that are being added by men of letters who are not directly associated with the Kabuki, .
because before the plays were only supplied by exclusively by the playwright of the .