The kabuki approach became fashionable in avant garde circles in the late 1960s. David Bowie was an enthusiast and borrowed heavily from the kabuiki tradition in the creation of Ziggy Stardust.
|John Bercow, Speaker of the Houses of Commons|
The term kabuki has now entered the political lexion. It is used to describe theatrical behaviour designed to get maximum media attention. Recent scenes in the UK parliament come to mind, as do some of the interventions during the Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing for Brett Kavanaugh.
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