Hence a need was soon felt e ~ of something to dispel the pessimism of the No, and that something took the form of comedies played in the interludes of the No and called Kyogen (mad words).
The Kyogen needs no elaborate description: it is a pure farce, never immodest or vulgar.
The classic drama NO and its companion the Kyogen had two children, the Joruri and the Kabuki.
They were born at the close The Theatre of the 16th century and they owed their origin to the ~growing influence of the commercial class, who asserted a right to be amused but were excluded frons enjoyment of the aristocratic No and the Kyogen.
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