Kabuki and annagata featured in October 24 lecture
Kabuki and annagata featured
in October 24 lecture
The seventeenth century art of Kabuki and the male actors known as annagata are the focus of a lecture planned for Thursday, Oct. 24 in 2500 Knauss Hall from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
Dr. Maki Isaka, a professor at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, will give a brief introduction to kabuki and annagata actors, who specialize in women’s roles, in addition to discussing gender performances and the differences between premodern and modern annagata in his talk, “Keeping Up Appearances: Gender and Theater in Premodern Japan.”
The lecture is open to the public and free of charge and is sponsored by the Japan Foundation, WMU’s Soga Japan Center and the Department of World Languages and Literatures.