The theatre of the other - Japanese theatre in western records
The theater of the other - Japanese theater in western records
Japanese theatre today is part of the global performing arts world. This was not always the case. The seminar will trace the image as well as the reception of Japanese theater by dealing with foreign writings on theater as well as on actual performances from the Meiji period onward as well as on reports and reviews of early Japanese performances in Europe and the US. The aim is to relate to the development these primary cultural resources, the view on the theatre of the Other to the developments of Japanese theatre since the Meiji period. The seminar is based on intensive critical reading and traces transcultural aspects of the development and reception of Japanese theatre abroad.