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 .