PAAS 486

Modern Japanese Theatre

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Formerly: part of PAAS 394, also THEA 412

Surveys Japanese theatre history from the nineteenth century until the present day. Covers the reform of kabuki and emergence of such modern theatre genres as shinpa, shingeki, angura and butô. Drama, dance and other performance arts are discussed.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of PAAS 486, JAPA 320A, THEA 412 (if taken prior to May 2011).


  • Minimum third-year standing; and
  • Academic Writing Requirement satisfied; or
  • permission of the department.

Undergraduate course in Pacific and Asian Studies offered by the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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