This kabuki dance propelling some right and others just as automatically left should become more free form.
Lunch with Peter Kaplan—a ritual as stylized as kabuki, minus the face paint.
His newest book, kabuki Democracy: The System vs. Barack Obama , is available for preorder.
She dons a kabuki dressing gown and red wig, wanting to recapture the self and love of earlier years.
Instead this hate-fueled game of kabuki continues, and the Pentagon is denied a new leader with a NATO summit just days away.
Their righteous outbursts represent an ancient and unctuous form of kabuki theater.
Until everybody tires of it, therefore, we can expect this kabuki drama to continue until the next one starts up again.
But instead she was sitting there on Capitol Hill participating in the kabuki that passes for political debate in this country.
But the entire exercise is yet another example of the kabuki nature of our politics.
This congressional kabuki is killing us, because it masks a more fundamental problem.
1896, from Japanese, popular theater (as opposed to shadow puppet-plays or lyrical Noh dramas), literally "art of song and dance," from ka "song" + bu "dance" + ki "art, skill" [Barnhart, OED]. Alternative etymology (in Webster's) is from nominal form of kabuku "to be divergent, to deviate," from early opinion of this form of drama. Since c.1650, all parts are played by males.