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The classic Noh theatre of Japan

Author: Ernest Fenollosa; Ezra Pound
Publisher: New York : New Directions, 1959.
Series: New Directions paperbook, 79.
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"Fifteen of the most celebrated plays of the Noh theatre repertory are here given in their entirety, and five more are presented in synopsis. These translations are embedded in a critical discussion of the Noh theatre, its history and place in the court life of Japan, a description of the stage on which it is played, its music, costumes, and masks, and the dance, which usually is the emotional high point in the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Fenollosa; Ezra Pound
ISBN: 081120152X 9780811201520
OCLC Number: 325360
Notes: First published in 1916 under title: "Noh"; or, Accomplishment, a study of the classical stage of Japan by Ernest Fenollosa and Ezra Pound.
Description: 163 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Koyoi Komachi --
Suma Genji --
Kumasaka --
Shojo --
Tamura --
Tsunemasa --
Fenollosa on the Noh --
Nishikigi --
Kinuta --
Hagoromo --
Kagekiyo --
Awoi No Uye --
Kakitsubata --
Chorio --
Genjo --
Appendix I. Synopses of plots --
Appendix II. Notes on music --
Appendix III. Care and selection of costumes --
Introduction by William Butler Yeats to 'Certain noble plays of Japan' by Pound & Fenollosa.
Series Title: New Directions paperbook, 79.
Responsibility: [edited and translated] by Ezra Pound and [notes by] Ernest Fenollosa.

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"Fifteen of the most celebrated plays of the Noh theatre repertory are here given in their entirety, and five more are presented in synopsis. These translations are embedded in a critical discussion of the Noh theatre, its history and place in the court life of Japan, a description of the stage on which it is played, its music, costumes, and masks, and the dance, which usually is the emotional high point in the performance."--

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