Benshi

==Role of the benshi== During silent films, the benshi stood to the side of the movie screen and introduced and related the story to the audience. In theatrical style, benshi often spoke for the characters on-screen and played multiple roles. Stemming from the traditions of kabuki and Noh theaters, the benshi`s narration and general commentary we....
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benshi

(from the article `motion picture, history of the`) ...numbers until 1937. The main reason for the slow conversion was that Japanese motion pictures had `talked` since their inception through the ...
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