Wagoto


Wagoto

, or "soft style", is a style of kabuki acting that emphasizes realistic speech and gestures. Wagoto actors typically do not employ the exaggerated makeup and costuming common to the more exaggerated "aragoto" ("rough") style.

Wagoto was pioneered by Sakata Tōjūrō I, an actor in the Kamigata (Osaka-Kyoto) region. Plays that emphasize wagoto roles are typically tragic romances. Famous plays that emphasize wagoto roles include "Sonezaki Shinjū" ("The Love Suicides at Sonezaki") and "Kuruwa Bunshō" ("Tales of the Licensed Quarter").

References

*cite web |url=http://www.kabuki21.com/glossaire_8.php#wagoto |title=Wagoto in "Kabuki Glossary" |accessdate=2007-03-05 |format=html |work=Kabuki21.com

ee also

*Aragoto


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