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  • n. A form of traditional Japanese theatre, once performed alongside noh as a comic intermission.


Japanese 狂言?, literally "mad words" or "wild speech". (Wiktionary)


  • Tokyo also has a re-created Globe; they do visiting RSC productions, a Kabuki "" Hamlet '' and a kyogen "" Horazamurai '' -- "" The Merry Wives of Windsor '' to you.


  • "People want to access what it means to be Japanese now," says Motoya Izumi, 27, a performer in the 600-year-old comic musical art known as kyogen.

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  • And kyogen, once studied as an ancient art, is gaining new and younger fans around the country.

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  • The play is performed by all schools of No. PERSONS AN ITINERANT PRIEST (waki): A VILLAGER (kyogen): MATSUKAZE (shite): MURASAME (tsure):


  • The no was solemn and stately; the kyogen comic and sprightly.

    A History of the Japanese People From the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era

  • Drama; yokyoku, mimetic dance; no; kyogen; time of Tsunayoshi; theatre in Yedo; illustrations

    A History of the Japanese People From the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era

  • The Shigeyama family-a theater troupe that performs kyogen, Japan's oldest form of spoken drama-performs for free tonight at 7 PM at the University of Chicago's International House (1414 E. 59th); RSVP Sam Worley on Mon, Mar 22, 2010

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  • She studied and performed many styles of traditional Asian theatre, including Chinese opera, noh, kyogen, kabuki, hula and others. Featured Content

  • Often included in the same program is kyogen, with its exaggerated portrayals of everyday human foibles.

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  • Essential in the development of theater and the visual arts in Japan, noh and kyogen, collectively known as nohgaku, share a nearly seven-century-long history.

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