“Masculine” &“Feminine”: Gender Fluidity on the Kabuki Stage and Beyond
Published on Sep 25, 2022
Dr Helen Parker, Lecturer in Japanese at Edinburgh University, whose main research interests lie in traditional and modern performing arts, will focus on the portrayal of male and female in kabuki, which is a form of traditional Japanese drama rooted in popular entertainment for newly wealthy townsfolk in the Edo period (1603-1867), distinctive for its spectacular make-up, costumes and movement, and its all-male cast.
- Thursday, September 29, 2022
- 19:00 to 21:00