On the Art of the No Drama: The Major Treatises of Zeami / Edition 1

On the Art of the No Drama: The Major Treatises of Zeami / Edition 1

by Masakazu Yamazaki
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Princeton University Press


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On the Art of the No Drama: The Major Treatises of Zeami / Edition 1

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.

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ISBN-13: 2900691101544
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 02/01/1984
Series: Princeton Library of Asian Translations Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About 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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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

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