The No Plays of Japan: An Anthology

The No Plays of Japan: An Anthology

by Arthur Waley
     
 

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Part prose, part verse, the visually stunning No plays of Japan deal with such subjects as insanity, obsession and historical characters, and frequently have as their focal points demons, gods, and beautiful women. Among the 19 works and 15 summaries included here are Ukai (The Cormorant-Fisher), Hatsuyuki (Early Snow), as well as a farcical interlude, or kyogen,

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Part prose, part verse, the visually stunning No plays of Japan deal with such subjects as insanity, obsession and historical characters, and frequently have as their focal points demons, gods, and beautiful women. Among the 19 works and 15 summaries included here are Ukai (The Cormorant-Fisher), Hatsuyuki (Early Snow), as well as a farcical interlude, or kyogen, titled The Bird-Catcher in Hell. A unique introduction for Western theater-goers to classic Japanese drama.

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<:st> Reprint of the Knopf classic originally published in 1922 and cited in . Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486401560
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
02/29/2012
Edition description:
UNABRIDGED
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.66(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.65(d)

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