Poetic per­for­mance

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Noh the­atre was ex­tremely pop­u­lar in Ja­pan, noted for its emo­tional in­ten­sity. Per­for­mances were based on his­tor­i­cal or leg­endary tales and masks were used to con­vey a char­ac­ter’s gen­der, age, sta­tus and emo­tions.

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