April 06, 2016

Rakugo Performance - Classical Japanese Comic Storytelling

Two Rakugo performances (Classical Japanese Comic Storytelling) by Dr. Matthew W. Shores, Assistant Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge, England

Two Rakugo Performances- Classical Japanese Comic Storytelling.


About Moving- 9:10 - 10:10am

Cherry Blossom Viewing of the Row House Tenant - 11:30-12:30pm


Over the course of ten years in Japan, Prof. Shores had the opportunity to informally apprentice with Rakugo masters Katsura Bunshi V and Hayashiya Somemaru IV.  He has also had training in a number of other performing arts including buyo, kabuki, kyogen, no, and shamisen.  The show and talk will be in both English and Japanese.  A shamisen performance and a discussion to follow.


Professor Shores is Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge, England.