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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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The Ichikawa family, whose senior actor usually took the stage name Danjūrō, was the dominant *kabuki acting family in Edo (Tokyo) from the 1690s until the twentieth century. ...

Danjūrō family

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Laurence Kominz

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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442 words

The Ichikawa family, whose senior actor usually took the stage name Danjūrō, was the dominant kabuki acting family in Edo (...

Ichikawa Danjūrō IX

Ichikawa Danjūrō IX  

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(1838–1903)*Kabuki actor, the fifth son of Danjūrō VII and the leader of kabuki during the Meiji Period (1868–1912) in the transition from feudal to modern Japan. An actor impressive ...
kabuki

kabuki  

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Japanese form of dance theatre dating back to the 16th century. Kabuki means song, dance, and acting, although the term originally meant shocking or strange, in reference to the form's unusual style. ...
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Tokyo  

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Japan's capital and largest city, situated on the central Pacific coast of Honshu Island, at the head of Tokyo Bay. Settlement dates back to about 10,000 bc, and a village ...

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