Two Amegoro competitors Now dead creatures flaunt their limbs in pictures that actually move! Cinematographe Yokota Einosuke 1890s--S.F. dishwasher; peddler in Midwest; gadget hound (x-ray machine) Hall of Mysteries Successful hukster Kawakami theater, low prices Vitascope Arai Saburo Import businessman Worked at 1893 Chicago Exposition Tried to get Kabukiza, settled for Kikikan theater Komada Koyo benshi Sensationalist actualités, plus Death of Mary Queen of Scots
Theater and Enka (connections Popular Rights) Oppekepe *Oppekepe, oppekepe Oppekepeppouppeppoppou Kenri koufuku kirai na hito ni Jiyuutou o banomashitai * Katai kamishimo kadotorete Manteru zubon ni jinrikisha Iki na sokuhatsu bonnetto Kinji ni shinshi no idetachi de Uwabe no kazari wa yokeredomo Seiji no shisou ga ketsubou da Tenchi no shinri ga wakaranai Kokoro ni jiyuu no tane o make. *No goodygood, no goodygood No goodygood good no damn good. For those [rascals] who hate full rights Id like them to gulp down the drink of freedom * Theyve taken off the stiff samurai kimono Put on capes and pants, use jinrikisha Fancy hair, fancy bonnets Done up like ladies and gentlemen They look good on the surface But dont know nothin of political theory Dont get the truth of things Plant the seeds of freedom in their hearts.
New forms of theater Shimpa new school Kabuki the model Family dramas Traditional tales performed in modern context Dramatization of novels serialized in newspapers Shift from melodrama toward everyday life stories, female subcultures Shingeki –new theater –Translations of western plays: Hamlet; Ibsens Dolls House; Sudermanns Die Heimat. –Tsubouchi Shoyo (1859- 1935) –Shimamura Hôgetsu (1871- 1918) –Nakayama Shinpei
Tsubouchi Waseda University Translator of Shakespeare Bungei Kyôkai –1905 trials –1909 drama study center –Women also allowed to study –1911 Shimamura directs Dolls House