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Timeline of Japanese Traditional Theatre

Japanese theatre timeline

Works consulted:

Traditional Japanese Theatre: An Anthology of Plays, ed. Karen Brazell, Columbia University Press, New York, 1998.
Miracles and Mischief: Noh and Kyogen Theatre in Japan, Sharon Sadako Takeda & Monica Bethe, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Associates, Los Angeles, 2002.
Photos of Noh and Kyogen Masks provided by: Inoue Corp.,
Photos of Bunraku Puppets provided by: The Yomiuri Shimbun Osaka