On the Art of the No Drama: The Major Treatises of Zeami

On the Art of the No Drama: The Major Treatises of Zeami

by Masakazu Yamazaki
     
 
This annotated translation is the first systematic rendering into any Western language of the nine major treatises on the art of the Japanese No theater by Zeami Motokiyo (1363-1443). Zeami, who transformed the No from a country entertainment into a vehicle for profound theatrical and philosophical experience, was a brilliant actor himself, and his treatises touch on

Overview

This annotated translation is the first systematic rendering into any Western language of the nine major treatises on the art of the Japanese No theater by Zeami Motokiyo (1363-1443). Zeami, who transformed the No from a country entertainment into a vehicle for profound theatrical and philosophical experience, was a brilliant actor himself, and his treatises touch on every aspect of the theater of his time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691065823
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1984
Series:
Princeton Library of Asian Translations Series
Pages:
360

What People are saying about this

Donald Keene
Zeami's treatises on the art of No rank among the finest of all writings on the theatre. Though speciticatly devoted to the drarna of a particular place and time—Japan in the early fifteenth century—they contribute to an understanding of the dramatic arts of the world. The texts make absorbing reading, but they are difficult in the original, even for specialists. We arc fortunate that two authorities on the Japanese theatre, a Japanese and an American, have combined forces to translate and present Zeami's most significant works
Donald Keene, Columbia University

Meet the Author


J. Thomas Rimer, Professor Emeritus of Japanese Literature, Theatre, and Art at the University of Pittsburgh, has written widely on Japanese culture. Yamazaki Masakazu, Professor Emeritus at Osaka University, is an award-winning playwright whose collected works have been translated into several languages.

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