Instructional Video

Kabuki: The People's Dramatic Art

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Discover the kabuki form of Japanese classical theater performance and its reflection of the historical evolution of Japanese government and culture. As the first dramatic performance form catering to the common people, kabuki is shaped by the basic tenets of Confucian philosophy and would later have a great effect on such artists as Van Gogh and Debussy.

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CCSS: Adaptable
  • Includes brief information on Confucianism, Tokugawa shogunate, and the Edo period
  • Excellent illustrations and narration
  • Opportunity to flip the video
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Common Core