Monthly Archives: May 2012

Mimesis – Bunraku Puppets and Living Dolls

There is a long tradition of puppetry in Japan that stretches back to the seventeenth century. Puppet theatre predates kabuki theatre and informed much of the style, dramas and conventions that kabuki adopted and made its own. Not only does … Continue reading

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