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were Japanese performers who provided live narrator, narration for silent films (both Japanese films and Western world, Western films). ''Benshi'' are sometimes called or . Role During silent films, the ''benshi'' stood to the side of the screen and introduced and related the story to the audience. In theatrical style, ''benshi'' often spoke for the characters on-screen and played multiple roles. Stemming from the traditions of ''kabuki'' and ''Noh'' theaters, the benshi's narration and general commentary were an important part of the Japanese silent film experience. The ''benshi'' also provided translation for foreign (mostly American) movies. Much like in the West, Japanese silent films were often accompanied by live music (in addition to the ''benshi''). However, unlike Western films, which tended to have a theatre organ as accompaniment, Japanese films had a score which supported the traditional Japanese instruments of a ''kabuki'' play. Since ''benshi'' performed without ex ...
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Benshi
were Japanese performers who provided live narrator, narration for silent films (both Japanese films and Western world, Western films). ''Benshi'' are sometimes called or . Role During silent films, the ''benshi'' stood to the side of the screen and introduced and related the story to the audience. In theatrical style, ''benshi'' often spoke for the characters on-screen and played multiple roles. Stemming from the traditions of ''kabuki'' and ''Noh'' theaters, the benshi's narration and general commentary were an important part of the Japanese silent film experience. The ''benshi'' also provided translation for foreign (mostly American) movies. Much like in the West, Japanese silent films were often accompanied by live music (in addition to the ''benshi''). However, unlike Western films, which tended to have a theatre organ as accompaniment, Japanese films had a score which supported the traditional Japanese instruments of a ''kabuki'' play. Since ''benshi'' performed without ex ...
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