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). Wagotoshi refers to Kabuki actors who speci...
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(from the article `arts, East Asian`) ...warrior class. By Genroku times, new kabuki dramatic styles had emerged. The actor Sakata Tj (1647–1709) developed a relatively realistic, gentle ... ...from its previous dancing-act form into a theatrical form centred on a dramatic plot with realistic acting. In western Japan (Kyto and saka...
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