Suicide in Kabuki theater

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A new type of Kabuki, Wakashu (Young Men’s Kabuki) appeared. ese troupes were composed of handsome young men, initially appearing on stage together with the attractive female actresses. Again, because of the sexual allure of the young actors, homosexual practices, and prostitution, in 1652 the government banned Wakashu, and the actors were forced by law to shave their forelocks to become less physically attractive (Scott, 1955; Shively, 1955).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedia and Suicide
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Perspectives on Research, Theory, and Policy
EditorsThomas Niederkrotenthaler, Steven Stack
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781351295246
ISBN (Print)9781412865081
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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