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Plays of Old Japan (Classic Reprint)


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Excerpt from Plays of Old Japan Japanese actors are masters of absolute realism. The traditional art of their country requires a perfection of detailed mimicry that is not called for by the more impressionistic art of the Occident. Performances in Japan last eight hours, and incidents are allowed the time they would take in real life, so that every little act or expression connected with the incident is recorded by the actor. The death agony, for instance, lasts on the stage through all the throes and all the minutes or ...

Plays of Old Japan (Classic Reprint) 2017, Forgotten Books

ISBN-13: 9781333351977

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