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Noh

also No  (nō)
n.
The classical drama of Japan, with music and dance performed in a highly stylized manner by elaborately dressed performers on an almost bare stage.

[Japanese , talent, ability, Noh, from Early Middle Chinese néŋ, be capable of, can, ability (also the source of Mandarin néeng).]

Noh

(nəʊ)
n
(Theatre) a variant spelling of No1

no1

(noʊ)

adv., n., pl. noes, nos. adv.
1. (a negative expressing dissent, denial, or refusal, as in response to a question or request.)
2. (used to emphasize or introduce a negative statement): No, not one of them came.
3. not in any degree or manner; not at all (used with a comparative): He is no better.
4. not: whether or no.
n.
5. an utterance of the word “no.”
6. a denial or refusal.
7. a negative vote or voter.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English nā, contraction of ne not + ā ever (see ay1)]

no2

(noʊ)

adj.
1. not any: no money.
2. not at all; far from being: He is no genius.
[1150–1200]

No


Chem. Symbol.
nobelium.

Noh

(noʊ)

n.
the classic drama of Japan, using chants and highly stylized movements and formal and thematic patterns derived from religious rites.
Compare kabuki.
[1870–75; < Japanese]

no.

or No.,

1. north.
2. northern.
3. number.
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Traditionally, Noh drama is powered by emotion so deep it can only be implied, aspiring to represent a mode of being beyond sorrow.
The book's spread covers a variety of performance forms (plays in translation, puppetry, documentary theatre, Noh drama for contemporary audiences, adapting a stage play for multimedia, adapting a novel or a film for the stage, and so on).
In the surviving corpus of Noh drama, one can hardly find a piece of work entirely free from strange and supernatural elements.
The other showed the Earth Spider, Tsuchigumo, a Noh drama written for the Kabuki stage by Kawataki Mokuami.
42) A year later, in "Tri-lingual System Proposed for World Communications" (15 May 1939), Pound requested that the Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai (The Society for International Cultural Relations), which in 1937 published a collection of Noh translations, The Noh Drama, gather one hundred classics of Japanese literature to put on microfilm, produce a new communication system based on Japanese ideograms, Italian, and English, and film all Noh plays, making yet another reference to Atarashiki tsuchi: "The whole of the Noh could be filmed, or at any rate the best Noh music could be registered on sound-track.
Curlew River, an English retelling of a classic Japanese Noh drama, Sumida River, focuses on a madwoman arriving at the river bank and wishing to cross in search of her kidnapped 10-year-old son.
An art form dating from the 14th century, Noh drama usually features heroic themes, stylized acting and masks, music and slow, grandiose gestures.
The importance of Noh drama to Ezra Pound's poetry, and especially to his Cantos, has long been acknowledged and has previously been approached from a variety of perspectives: focusing on the sources and accuracy of the translations in 'Noh' Or Accomplishment; debating the degree of Pound's understanding of the genre and the individual plays; tracing the references to specific Noh plays in the Cantos; and even arguing that the Cantos is structured around the organizing principles of Noh drama and that The Pisan Cantos can be read as a Noh play.
Each of the productions, in attempting a seamless incorporation of music, masks and ritualistic movement, evinced Yeats's fascination with Japanese Noh drama.
For example, one popular style of netsuke--mask netsuke--reflect the cultural significance of the Noh drama.
Yugen, an experimental company that works in the traditions of classical Japanese Noh drama and Kyogen comedy, began its collaboration with Dah in 2008.
There are Gospel Singing versions of tragedy, Noh drama versions of tragedy, puppet versions of tragedy .