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And the actor was not any illusion of unity of ancient Greece or in old England. Actor with his gesture, his facial expressions, his plastic movements, his voice was the one who was supposed to and was able to express all the ideas the playwright. So it was in medieval Japan.The performances of the theater "But" with their elegant ceremony where movements, dialogues, singing was strictly stylized, where the choir performed a role similar to the Greek chorus, where music had a problem with their wild sounds move the viewer into the world of hallucinations - the directors put the actors on the stage as close to taytsy their movements, gestures, grimaces and posturesWe were visible. Speaking about the staging of Moliere's "Don Juan," I have not thought of accidentally receptions staroyaponskih scenes.From the descriptions of Japanese theatrical performances about the same time reigned in France Moliere theater, we learn that the special minions on the stage - the so-called kurombo - in particular black suits, like cassocks, suflirovali actors quite visible.As an actor, performing Actress in a minute pathetic lifting disheveled suit, kurombo hastens to spread its plume in beautiful folds and straightens her hair actor. Their duty is to remove from the scene the actors abandoned or forgotten items. After the battle kurombo take away from the scene lost hats, weapons, cloaks.When a hero dies on stage kurombo hurry to throw "corpse" black scarf, shawl and under cover "dead" actor flees the scene. When in the course of the action on the stage becomes dark kurombo, perched on his haunches at the feet of the hero, the actor's face lights up a candle attached to the end of a long stick.The Japanese still retain style cast time creators of Japanese drama Onono Otsu, Satsuma Dzeun and Chikamatsu Mondzaemon, this Japanese Shakespeare. Do not you Comedie Francaise is now trying to revive the tradition of Moliere's comedians? In the far West and the far East, within the same era, Theatre ringing bells of pure theatricality.I do not understand why every trick any of the scenes of this brilliant era theater was a place exactly on this wonderful site called proscenium ?! And the proscenium?Like the circus arena, squeezed on all sides by a ring of spectators, the proscenium pushed up close to the audience, in order not to get lost in the dust of the wings not a single gesture, not a movement, not a single actor grimace. And look how all these thoughtfully considerate gestures, movements, postures and grimaces actor proscenium. Still would!Could be tolerated actor with pompous affectation, with enough flexibility gimnastichnostyu bodily movements at the close, in which the actor put in relation to the viewer proscenium Old English, staroispanskoy, Old Italian or staroyaponskoy scene. John Michael McDonagh film
.The proscenium, so skillfully used by Moliere, was the best weapon against dryness kornelevskih methodical receptions, which were the fruit of the whims of the court of Louis XIV. Next. How noticeable benefits for Moliere played on the proscenium, an artificially created adverse conditions for all modern scene!