The Spirit Of Noh

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The Spirit Of Noh

Author : Zeami
ISBN : 9780834828988
Genre : Drama
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The Japanese dramatic art of Noh has a rich six-hundred-year history and has had a huge influence on Japanese culture and such Western artists as Ezra Pound and The Japanese dramatic art of Noh has long held a fascination for people both in the East and the West. For six hundred years it has had a huge influence on Japanese culture—and has inspired such Western artists as Ezra Pound and William Butler Yeats. Here is a translation of the Fushikaden, a seminal treatise on Noh by the fifteenth-century actor and playwright Zeami (1363–1443), the most celebrated figure in the art’s history. His writings on Noh were originally secret teachings that were later coveted among the highest ranks of the samurai class and first became available to the general public only in the twentieth century. The Fushikaden is the best known of Zeami’s writings on Noh and it provides practical instruction for actors, gives valuable teachings on the aesthetics and spiritual culture of Japan, and offers a philosophical outlook on life. Along with the Fushikaden, translator William Scott Wilson includes a comprehensive introduction describing the intriguing history behind this enigmatic and influential art form, and also a new translation of one of Zeami’s most moving plays, Atsumori.
Category: Drama

The Ethos Of Noh

Author : Eric C. Rath
ISBN : 9781684173969
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Since the inception of the noh drama six centuries ago, actors have resisted the notion that noh rests on natural talent alone. Correct performance, they claim, demands adherence to traditions. Yet what constitutes noh’s traditions and who can claim authority over them have been in dispute throughout its history. This book traces how definitions of noh, both as an art and as a profession, have changed over time. The author seeks to show that the definition of noh as an art is inseparable from its definition as a profession. The aim of this book is to describe how memories of the past become traditions, as well as the role of these traditions in the institutional development of the noh theater from its beginnings in the fourteenth century through the late twentieth century. It focuses on the development of the key traditions that constitute the ""ethos of noh,"" the ideology that empowered certain groups of actors at the expense of others, and how this ethos fostered noh’s professionalization--its growth from a loose occupation into a closed, regulated vocation. The author argues that the traditions that form the ethos of noh, such as those surrounding masks and manuscripts, are the key traits that define it as an art. "
Category: Literary Criticism


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105013689224
Genre : Japan
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Category: Japan

Japan Report

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ISBN : UIUC:30112044870738
Genre : Industries
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Category: Industries

Ze Ami And His Theories Of Noh Drama

Author : Masaru Sekine
ISBN : IND:39000005584813
Genre : Drama
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A useful introduction to the classical dance-drama of Japan, this covers the history of Noh; the various groups of Noh plays; training, acting, and writing a play; various competitions; and trades of acting. Quotes from Ze-Ami's essays are also inclu
Category: Drama

Japan Update

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ISBN : PSU:000062680776
Genre : Education
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The Noh

Author : Chifumi Shimazaki
ISBN : UVA:X004309222
Genre : English drama
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Category: English drama

A Gathering Of Spirits Japan S Ghost Story Tradition

Author : Patrick Drazen
ISBN : 9781462029433
Genre : Drama
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"Prepare for a sampling of Japanese ghosts and spirits, from sources that include the worlds oldest novel, the urban legends of contemporary Japanese schoolchildren, movies both classic and modern, anime, manga, and more." For hundreds of years Japan has lived in a reality consisting of the real world and the spirit world; sometimes the wall between the two worlds gets thin enough for spirits to cross over. In such a reality, ghost stories have been popular for centuries. Patrick Drazen, author of "Anime Explosion", looks at these stories: old and new, scary or funny or sad, looking at common themes and the reasons for their popularity. This book uses one Japanese ghost story tradition: the "hyaku monogatari" (hundred stories). In the old tradition, people tell each other one hundred ghost stories in one sitting. These hundred tales run from folklore to cartoons, but all are designed to send chills up the spine ...
Category: Drama

The World Of Theatre

Author : Mira Felner
ISBN : IND:30000079297465
Genre : Performing Arts
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The World of Theatre is the first introduction to theatre book to truly focus on diversity and globalism, integrating coverage of multicultural, international and experimental theatre throughout. Theatre is presented as a global and multicultural form that reflects both traditional and evolving world views. While the American commercial theatre and European forms are central to the text, alternative theatres are placed side by side for comparison and contrast in each chapter, thus avoiding the sense of “otherness” created by devoting separate chapters to diversity and departures from the western tradition.
Category: Performing Arts

The Noh Battle Noh

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ISBN : UVA:X006115549
Genre : Nō plays
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Japanese Zen

Author : Aishin Imaeda
ISBN : UVA:X000978843
Genre : Japan
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Category: Japan

Understanding Japan

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ISBN : OSU:32435030822308
Genre : Japan
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Category: Japan

Japanese And Western Literature

Author : Armando Martins Janeira
ISBN : UVA:X000284393
Genre : Comparative literature
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Coverlets And The Spirit Of America

Author : Melinda Zongor
ISBN : IND:30000087806539
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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A comprehensive tour of figured coverlets made between 1817 and 1869. These antique woven bedcovers, with their graphic and colorful images of trains, animals, buildings, heroes and patriotic symbols, provide a wonderful and perhaps unique snapshot of the bright optimism that was the 19th-century spirit of America. Over 100 coverlets are shown in full, in color, and on both sides. They include many early and rare pieces, offering an unprecedented reference on the subject.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles