KYOGEN featuring Kyoto-based actors KATSUMI YANAGIMOTO and SHIN’ICHI YUTANI

  • 01 Apr 2014
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Yenching Auditorium, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Kyogen

Traditional Japanese Comedy and Mime with
Kyoto-based actors KATSUMI YANAGIMOTO
and SHIN’ICHI YUTANI



April 1 (Tuesday), 4:00-6:00 p.m.

  Yenching Auditorium
 2 Divinity Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Free and Open to the Public
 
 Kyōgen is the name for a dramatic style and repertoire of short comic plays that form one of the oldest theatrical traditions in Japan. Though developed in the 14th century, kyōgen is still performed today: both as an independent form and as an interlude during the more serious Noh theater. The stories featured in the humorous plays of the kyōgen theater treat the daily lives of everyday people and remain highly accessible to viewers today. Katsumi Yanagimoto will introduce the tradition, discuss, and demonstrate its conventions, and perform two farcical plays with fellow Kyoto-based kyōgen actor Shin'ichi Yutani.

The performance will be in Japanese with English subtitles.

Harvard Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations special event co-sponsored by the Reischauer Institute

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