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Contemporary
Contemporary theatre in Japan could be described as all theatre after WW II that was reacting to, resisting (but trying to break away from tradition) or embracing, Western models. Having moved on from shimpa to shingeki to angura (underground theatre) to myriad other avant garde movements, the Japanese contemporary theatre is now one of the most dynamic scenes in the world.  Largely, it still plays to a domestic audience but some phenomenal artists have made an impression on the world stage, including Terayama Shuji (of the 1960s-70s) and, currently, Ninagawa Yukio, in his collaborations with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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