1700 - Present
During this time...
...A couple new ideas, qualities, and standards entered the Theatrical world. There was the introduction of the Japanese Marionette plays, new morals displayed in plays, and women were allowed to preform in Indian plays. They also improved the quality of the plays since the Western countries were taking notice. They started to create things for awe and entertainment instead of tradition.
Art of Acting
Though, being an actor wasn't all applause and smiles. Performers had to go through rigorous training, learn from 100 to 200 plays, and not miss a step because each movement was a gesture for something. Directors were extremely strict, expecting nothing less than perfection. The only easy part in acting was the person who stood on stage, known as the "honorably invisible" hand handed out props to the performers.
A native dramatist and critic of the 1800s.
A Japanese dramatist and a live-actor
A Jesuit priest that brought the translation of "The Little Orphan of the House of Tchao" to Paris
Time and Place
Plays were pretty short, so several would be preformed back-to-back for about 12 hours. Plays were also healed in the early morning and evening. The reason for the upper class to watch a performance was because of a lunar holiday, royal marriage, or the birth of a royal heir.
The Writing of the Plays
By Brianna and Nathan
"The Drama of China." The Drama of China. N.p., n.d. Web. Jan. 2014. <http://www.theatrehistory.com/asian/chinese004.html>.
"The Drama of India." The Drama of India. N.p., n.d. Web. Jan. 2014. <http://www.theatrehistory.com/asian/bellinger001.html>.
"The Drama of Japan." The Drama of Japan. N.p., n.d. Web. Jan. 2014. <http://www.theatrehistory.com/asian/japanese002.html>.