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Theatre Traditions

World Theater Style Origin
17th century French farce France
Barong (or Rangda) dance Indonesia
British pantomime United Kingdom
Cantonese, Yueju, or Peking opera (Jingju) China
Commedia dell'arte Italy
Elizabethan theatre England
Hun lakhon lek puppertry Thailand
Jatra Bangladesh
Kabuki Japan
Karagöz shadow puppetry Turkey
Kathakali India
Kecak Indonesia
Khon dance drama Thailand
Kyōgen farce Japan
Nautanki India
Noh theatre


Pastorela Mexico
Punch and Judy puppets United Kingdom 
Rakugo "sit down" theatre Japan
Talchum mask dance Korea
Topeng dance Bali
Victorian melodrama England


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