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Kabuki- quotes about the world’s oldest drag show

Quotes about kabuki

“Charley denounced the experience as the worst four hours of his entire life, even worse than when he cut his heel on a broken bottle and received his stitches under inadequate anaesthetic” Kabuki, according to Peter Carey’s 12 year old son. Wrong about Japan pg 70

“Kabuki is a good example of the ultimate in kata-izing human behaviour, revealing not only its strengths in providing precise guidelines for each new performer to master the set form, but also the weakness and inhumanity of the system as well in that it rejects any individuality or new intelligence and thus stifles change and growth of the person and the art. Still the Japanese tend to look upon kabuki as representative of the best of traditional Japan, and continue to herd foreign visitors to the Kabuki-za for a taste of the “real Japan” without realizing they might also be showing the worst side of Japanese culture” from “Kata” by Lafayette De Mente (2003)

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