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Kabuki 2012/4/3 06:33
We went to see Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura here in London in 2010 at the Sadler's Wells theatre with Ebizo Ichikawa XI and loved it. As I understood it, this performance was just a selection of some of the acts and scenes, still very understandable and action packed, but only filling an evening.

My questions are:
- If I were to visit Kabuki in Japan, is it always the full performance?

- Which theatres would offer simultaneous translation headsets in English for tourists? Without that headset with dialogue translations and background information I would have been lost. At the time we were told that the headsets provided were the ones used in Japan, however I can imagine that such a system would be costly and that not all theatres have them.
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Re: Kabuki 2012/4/4 13:56

- If I were to visit Kabuki in Japan, is it always the full performance?

No. Full performance is very rare.

- Which theatres would offer simultaneous translation headsets in English for tourists? Without that headset with dialogue translations and background information I would have been lost. At the time we were told that the headsets provided were the ones used in Japan, however I can imagine that such a system would be costly and that not all theatres have them.

@I am not sure, but I think theatres prepare headset, because even some Japanese need background information.
And the KABUKI-ZA theatre is still under construction. You can see only the Shinbashi-enbujo.

look at this site
http://www.kabuki-bito.jp/eng/top.html
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