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Japanese No Dramas

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Royall Tyler - Translator

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ISBN 9780140445398 | 384 pages | 01 Jun 1993 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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These twenty-four plays of mesmerizing beauty fuse the spiritual and the sensual in the esoteric No art form, which combines music, dance, costume, and language. The collection includes full notes and stage directions, as well as new interpretations of the plays that influenced writers such as Yeats, Pound, and Brecht.
Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Royall Tyler

Acknowledgments
Japanese Names and the Pronunciation of Japanese
General Introduction
List of Terms Used in the Stage Directions
Plan of the No Stage
Ama: The Diver
Atsumori
Aya no tsuzumi: The Damask Drum
Chikubu-shima
Eguchi
Funa Benkei: Benkei Aboard Ship
Hagoromo: The Feather Mantle
Hanjo: Lady Han
Izutsu: The Well-Cradle
Kantan
Kasuga ryujin: The Kasuga Dragon God
Kinuta: The Fulling Block
Kureha
Matsukaze: Pining Wind
Nonomiya: The Wildwood Shrine
Saigyo-zakura: Saigyo's Cherry Tree
Seki-dera Komachi: Komachi at Seki-Dera
Semimaru
Sumida-gawa: The Sumida River
Tadanori
Takasago
Tatsuta
Yamamba: The Mountain Crone
Yashima
Bibliography and Comments on Texts Translated