The Classic Noh Theatre Of Japan

Author: Ernest Fenollosa
Editor: New Directions Publishing
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The Noh plays of Japan have been compared to the greatest of Greek tragedies for their evocative, powerful poetry and splendor of emotional intensity.

The Traditional Theatre Of Japan

Author: John Wesley Harris
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Offers a survey of the main forms of traditional Japanese drama - Kyogen, Noh, Kabuki, and Puppetry.

The Classic Noh Theatre Of Japan

Author: Ezra Pound
Editor: New Directions
ISBN: 9780811218627
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Fifteen of the most celebrated plays of the Noh theatre repertory aregiven here in their entirety and five more are presented in synopsis.The translations are grounded in a critical discussion of the Nohtheatre, its history and place in the court life of Japan, adescription of the stage on which it is performed, its music, costumes,and masks, and the dance which is usually the high point of theperformance. Both Pound and Fenollosa discuss the special elements ofNoh poetry, and Pound's poetic organization of Fenollosa'sauthoritative translation and notes creates a fortunate collaboration.

The Noh Theater

Author: Kunio Konparu
Editor: Floating World Edithions
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This volume is the first work in either English or Japanese to offer a comprehensive explanation and analysis of the principles of the Noh theatre. The book painstakingly outlines both physical and intellectual aspects of Noh, its technical principles and its philosophical perspectives, unknown until now.

Japanese Noh Plays

Author: Toyoitiro Nogami
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0710310226
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Written for the benefit of travellers to Japan, this concise guide explains all aspects of the Noh performance, including the layout of the theatre, music, masks and costumes, acting, typical themes of the plays and appreciation of Noh theatre. Readers will gain insights into this aspect of Japanese culture and be well prepared to attend performances when visiting Japan.

Noh Theatre Of Japan Theatre Program

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Theatre program.

The Classic Noh Theatre Of Japan By Ezra Pound And Ernest Fenollosa 1 Publ

Author: Ernest Fenollosa
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A New History Of Medieval Japanese Theatre

Author: Noel John Pinnington
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 303006140X
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This book traces the history of noh and kyōgen, the first major Japanese theatrical arts. Going beyond P. G. O'Neill's Early Nō Drama of 1958, it covers the full period of noh's medieval development and includes a chapter dedicated to the comic art of kyōgen, which has often been left in noh's shadow. It is based on contemporary research in Japan, Asia, Europe and America, and embraces current ideas of theatre history, providing a richly contextualized account which looks closely at theatrical forms and genres as they arose. The masked drama of noh, with its ghosts, chanting and music, and its use in Japanese films, has been the object of modern international interest. However, audiences are often confused as to what noh actually is. This book attempts to answer where noh came from, what it was like in its day, and what it was for. To that end, it contains sections which discuss a number of prominent noh plays in their period and challenges established approaches. It also contains the first detailed study in English of the kyōgen repertoire of the sixteenth-century.

Japanese Theatre And The International Stage

Author: Stanca Scholz-Cionca
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004120112
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This is the most internationally comprehensive collection on Japanese theatre ever published. A team of authors from ten nations contributes twenty-five wide-ranging essays, covering everything from kagura ritual forms to postmodern angura.

Feminine Madness In The Japanese Noh Theatre

Author: Minae Yamamoto Savas
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The term for madness as a motif in Noh is monogurui, which refers to an altered state of consciousness in which a person forgets himself or herself because of some kind of traumatic event that induces mental disequilibrium. Monogurui created a liminal moment in which the unpredicted might emerge and the unspeakable be spoken, often in reference to injustices that a woman would never address publicly if it were not for her state of monogurui. The continuing draw of monogurui style plays may well have to do with this power that is conferred upon characters who would otherwise be punished if they were 'in their right minds'.

Traditional Japanese Theater

Author: Karen Brazell
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231108737
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Introduces the genres of noh, kyogen, kabuki, and bunraku puppet theater, and offers translations of thirty of the best-known plays, with background information on their history, characters, staging, and significance

The Training Of Noh Actors And The Dove

Author: David Griffiths
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317972023
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Noh Theatre Of Japan

Author: Ernest Fenollosa
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486436993
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This outstanding, scholarly work by an American-born authority on Chinese and Japanese art and literature, edited and translated by one of the most ambitious, influential, and innovative poets of the first half of the 20th century, provides Western readers with a valuable interpretation of an important aspect of Japanese culture. In addition to the complete translations of 15 plays, the text discusses historical background and development of the Noh theater.

Japanese Noh Drama

Author: Nihon Gakujutsu Shinkōkai. Dai 17 Shō (Nihon Koten Honʼyaku) Iinkai
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Theatre In Japan

Author: Japan. Monbushō. Nihon Yunesuko Kokunai Iinkai
Editor: [Tokyo] : Print. Bureau, Ministry of Finance
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A History Of Japanese Theatre

Author: Jonah Salz
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316395324
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Japan boasts one of the world's oldest, most vibrant and most influential performance traditions. This accessible and complete history provides a comprehensive overview of Japanese theatre and its continuing global influence. Written by eminent international scholars, it spans the full range of dance-theatre genres over the past fifteen hundred years, including noh theatre, bunraku puppet theatre, kabuki theatre, shingeki modern theatre, rakugo storytelling, vanguard butoh dance and media experimentation. The first part addresses traditional genres, their historical trajectories and performance conventions. Part II covers the spectrum of new genres since Meiji (1868–), and Parts III to VI provide discussions of playwriting, architecture, Shakespeare, and interculturalism, situating Japanese elements within their global theatrical context. Beautifully illustrated with photographs and prints, this history features interviews with key modern directors, an overview of historical scholarship in English and Japanese, and a timeline. A further reading list covers a range of multimedia resources to encourage further explorations.

A Guide To Ezra Pound And Ernest Fenollosa S Classic Noh Theatre Of Japan

Author: Akiko Miyake
Editor: National Poetry Foundation
ISBN: 9780943373300
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The Traditional Theater Of Japan

Author: Yoshinobu Inoura
Editor: Floating World Edithions
ISBN: 9781891640407
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Written by two Japanese authorities in the field, this is a comprehensive history of Japanese theatre. They cover the development of theatre forms from the 6th century to the present day. The book will be valuable for anyone interested in Japanese culture or dramatic arts in general and is copiously illustrated.

The Secrets Of Noh Masks

Author: Michishige Udaka
Editor: Kodansha
ISBN: 9781568365909
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In terms of style, Noh drama is the quintessence of simplicity. Performed by a handful of players, mostly masked and using minimal props and exceedingly understated movements, this is theater pared down to its essentials. Yet, as an art form, Noh drama is highly complex^DDLrichly symbolic, nuanced and exquisite in its austerity. Since the emergence of Noh drama over six centuries ago, the masks worn by the actors have been integral to the work. A Noh mask, with its subtle fusion of the real and the imaginary, is a beautiful object; but it only comes fully to life when a talented actor is able to transcend the mask's unchanging expression and convey a wide range of emotions. In recent years, Noh drama has seen a resurgence in prestige and popularity, both in Japan and abroad. Today, the masks worn by most Noh thespians are either old, passed down from generation to generation within a particular school of acting, or the work of an artist who specializes in this craft. Only one Noh master-actor continues to make masks in addition to teaching, writing and performing. Michishige Udaka is a shite-kata (lead and producer), with a career spanning almost 50 years. As an actor and playwright, he is able to bring to the task of mask-making a deep understanding both of the character the mask represents and of the actor's intentions while playing that role. These insights have enabled Udaka to add greater dimension to his own performances. The Secrets of Noh Masks presents 32 pieces, a representative sample of the more than 200 produced to date by the author. Every one has passed the ultimate test^DDLuse in actual performances^DDLand may be seen on stage today. The stunning photos are accompanied by captions and essays about the history of Noh, its performance style, mask-making philosophy and techniques. There is also an index listing each mask with a thumbnail sketch. Those who know little of this ancient dramatic form, might assume that Noh masks lack expression. But the images showcased in this volume reveal an emotional depth and humanity that is as powerful in the 21st century as it was over 600 years ago.

Japanese Classical Theater In Films

Author: Keiko I. McDonald
Editor: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838635025
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Important connections between Japan's classical theater and its national cinema have been largely unexplored in the West. Japanese Classical Theater in Films breaks new ground by charting the influence that the three major dramatic genres - Noh, Kabuki, and Bunraku - have had on filmmaking. The first part provides historical and cultural background for understanding some of the distinctive features of the impact of the classical theater on the growth of film art. It also surveys how classical plays, such as Chushingura, have continued to enrich the cinema repertoire. The second part presents more detailed analyses with a focus on the director's use of formal properties of the classical theater and the director's adaptation of the play for the screen. Fourteen films chosen for close reading include The Iron Crown, Soshun Kochiyama, and Pandemonium - none of which has been substantially studied outside of Japan before. Noh, Kabuki, and Bunraku are the three distinct genres of classical theater that have made Japan's dramatic art unique. The audience steeped in these traditional theatrical forms sees many aspects of stage conventions in Japanese cinema. This intimacy makes the aesthetic/intellectual experience of films more enriching. Japanese Classical Theater in Films aims at heightening such awareness in the West, the awareness of the influence that these three major dramatic genres have had on Japan's cinematic tradition. Using an eclectic critical framework - a solid combination of historical and cultural approaches reinforced with formalist and auteurist perspectives - Keiko I. McDonald undertakes this much needed, ambitious task. Four postwar Japanese films - Kinoshita's The Ballad of Narayama, Kurosawa's The Throne of Blood and Ran, and Kinugasa's An Actor's Revenge - are chosen to illustrate the stylistics of the traditional theater as an important source of artistic inspiration. The illustration is followed by comparative analyses of classical plays and their screen versions. McDonald examines how major film directors transform originals in ways that clarify new and individual social, ideological, and philosophical visions. For example, Tadashi Imai's Night Drum, Mizoguchi's The Crucified Lovers, and Shinoda's Gonza: the Spearman are used to highlight the filmmakers' modernist responses to the feudal society portrayed by the playwright Monzaemon Chikamatsu. This first major study devoted to connections between Japan's classical theater and its national cinema answers the basic question about cultural specificity that has always concerned McDonald as a teacher and scholar of Japanese cinema: How does a person coming from the Japanese tradition help the Western audience see a Japanese film for what it is?