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Plate 1.

Kabuki extravaganza Narukami the Thundergod, University of Hawai‘i (1987). Strongman (Oshimodoshi) Goto Mototeru (Mike Hase) confronts Narukami the Thundergod (Steve D. Wagenseller) in the finale. James R. Brandon, translator and director; Onoe Kikunobu, choreography; Yamada Chie and Ricardo Trimillos, musical direction. (Photo: James R. Brandon)


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Plate 2.

Hoichi: Dark Tales of the Heike, world premier, University of Hawai‘i (1981). Spirits of dead Heike warriors arise to torment blind minstrel Hoichi (Jeffrey Nakayama) when he narrates stories of their death. James R. Brandon, author and director; Carl Wolz, choreography; Reiko M. Brandon, costumes and scenery. (Photo: James R. Brandon)


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Plate 3.

A kabuki watercolor drawing by A. C. Scott depicting the oshimodoshi role in the play Musume Dōjōji (The Maiden at the Dōjō Temple). (Courtesy of Martha Johnson)


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Plate 4.

A. C. Scott with one of the casts of Waiting for Godot, 1979. (Photo: Raymond L. Payne, courtesy of University Theatre, University of Wisconsin–Madison)


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Plate 5.

During the second movement, “Summer,” White Snake (played by Shi Yihong) marries her lover, Xu Xian (played by Jin Xiquan). The platforms upon which the musicians were seated moved in order to make space for the actors to perform. (Photo: Shi Xinyun)


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Plate 6.

Projections of tsunami-like waves formed the backdrop for the battle in the third movement, “Autumn.” The movements of the actors were also projected onto the screen in real time. (Photo: Dai Xiaorong and Du Wei)


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Plate 7.

Bearing a Santo Niño in a matching Ati category costume, this woman led her group in the 2009 Saturday parade and competition in the Ati-Atihan Festival in Kalibo, Philippines. (Photo: William Peterson)


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Plate 8.

Tribal category costumes such as the one worn by this boy greatly extend the human form and enhance spectacle in the Ati-Atihan Festival, Kalibo, Philippines. (Photo: William Peterson)

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ISSN
1527-2109
Print ISSN
0742-5457
Pages
pp. Color Insert 1-6
Launched on MUSE
2011-09-09
Open Access
No
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