The Noh Theatre of Japan: With Complete Texts of 15 Classic Plays ( Dover Books on Literature and Drama Series)

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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.
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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.
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PART I
  Opening Paragraphs on Ernest Fenollosa
  A Programme Announcement
  The Noh Actor
  Order of Plays in a Complete Ban-Gumi
  Sotoba Komachi
  Kayoi Komachi
  Suma Genji
  Some Conversations with Umewaka Minoru
  The Training of Actors
  "Kuden" (Tradition)
  Masks

PART II
  Introduction to Kumasaka
  Kumasaka
  Shoju
  Tamura
  Tsunemasa

PART III
  Fenollosa on the Noh
  Nishikigi
  Kinuta
  Hagoromo
  Kagekiyo

PART IV
  Awoi no Uye
  Kakitsubata
  Chorio
  Genjo

APPENDICES

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