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Noh, or No, classical drama of Japan, developed under court patronage in the 14th century. Typically, a Noh play dramatizes the spiritual life of its central character. The play is short but moves slowly in a highly ritualized style. The performers are all male and use traditional wooden masks. Noh gave rise to the more popular Kabuki theater.

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