Okuni sóši - medzižánrový doklad o prechode od nó ku kabuki
Okuni sóši: an intergeneric evidence on a transition from nó to kabuki
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The study focuses on the texts linked to the earliest phase of kabuki – the dance-and-sung performances of the girl named Izumi-no Okumi in Kjoto, 1603. Obtaining those texts at a study stay in the Theatre Museum of Waseda University (Tokio), the author has aimed to prove the relation of early kabuki performances and the antecedent tradition of nó theatre. One of the texts proves to be monogatari – a prose version of Okuni's story speaking about her and her performance, the other looks like a libretto to this performance; thus, it is difficult to say to what extend this libretto may prove authentic. Its first part has an inner structure similar to that in nó drama, a fact which clearly demonstrates the interconnection of both forms. Nevertheless, the libretto gradually changes into a brand new form – that of the earliest version of the rising kabuki theatre.
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