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Plate 1.

Peng Huiheng, is a young star of hebei bangzi who portrayed Medea combining the characteristics of the female roles of the coquettish huadan, the martial daomadan, and the refined qingyi. (Photo: Courtesy of Hebei Bangzi Theatre, Hebei Province)

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Plate 2.

Peng Huiheng and Chen Baocheng in the roles of Medea and Jason with chorus and Eros in background. (Photo: Courtesy of Hebei Bangzi Theatre, Hebei Province)

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Plate 3.

Condong (maidservant) in Balinese legong from Peliatan. (Photo: Stephen Davies)

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Plate 4.

Legong dancers from Teges, Bali. (Photo: Stephen Davies)

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Plate 5.

Nairong nora is the mediator with ancestral spirits in the ritual nora rong khru chao ban of Southern Thailand. The palai is the elevated platform where the soed (crowns) are placed. The stage is set to the right and the musicians are to the left. (Photo: Courtesy of Thienchai Isaradej)

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Plate 6.

The Nairong is giving a costume piece to a young nora apprentice as a gesture of advancement to the next level. (Photo: Courtesy of Thienchai Isaradej)

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Plate 7.

Sakata Tōjūrō IV as Fujiya Izaemon in Yūgiri's Last New Year, Minami-za Theatre, Kyoto, December 2005. (Photo: Iimura Takashi, courtesy of Arrow Promotion)

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Plate 8.

Sakata Tōjūrō IV as the courtesan Ohatsu, and his son, Nakamura Kanjaku, as her lover, Tokubei in The Love Suicides at Sonezaki, Minami-za Theatre, Kyoto, December 2005. Tokubei, hiding under the verandah, draws Ohatsu's foot across his throat in a silent signal that he is resolved to die with her. (Photo: Iimura Takashi, courtesy of Arrow Promotion)

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2109
Print ISSN
0742-5457
Pages
p. 2006
Launched on MUSE
2006-08-17
Open Access
No
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