They also laid the foundation for kabuki and bunraku puppet theatre, both of which use some of the noh repertoire of about 250 plays (one-third of them by Zeami
, noh's 14th-century creator).
Of eastern theorists, he occasionally quotes Japanese philosopher Yuasa Yasuo and Noh theater aesthetician, actor, and playwright Zeami
(7) In ancient Japan, madness was thought to be caused by spirit obsession or possession Actually, when Zeami
uses kurui, the noun form of the Japanese word kyo [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (mad), to refer to this type of Noh, he means a demon Noh.
Carlson and Rayner account for the long history of theater's ghosts, tracking their appearances from Aeschylus and Zeami
all the way to the present.
However, when they are assigned to read a story by Bessie Head, poems by Niyi Osundare, or a play by Zeami
Motokiyo, they can see that the reading is between the same covers as more familiar canonical authors like Voltaire, Dostoevsky, Eliot, and Kafka, and given the same serious treatment by the editors in the headnotes and explanatory footnotes.
I ask the impartial auditor whether the individual American citizen wouldn't get a great deal MORE out of a set of such films as I saw, the one I saw in Washington two years ago, than he would out of a few tons of tungsten, with possibly a few family coffins thrown in." (34) In the same radio speech, Pound opposed the dreadful scenario of war to the "delicacy" and "epos" of Noh, with repeated references to Kagekiyo, a play by Zeami
Motokiyo (1363-1443) belonging to the category of "warrior plays." Numerous citations of this play in letters and radio speeches and references in the Cantos suggest that, among the plays he edited in "Noh", or, Accomplishment, Kagekiyo was one of his favorites.
Ryoji Noda, Director, Japan Information Centre, explains that Noh is the oldest existing professional theatre and was created in the Muromachi period by the father -son Kiyotsugu duo, Kan'ami and Zeami
Stephen tells the audience about his love for Joe, his admiration of Zeami
, Kabuki, and "all things Japanese" (49), and his yearly return to visit his sisters, adding, "All of our ancestors come back to observe the still breathing" (51).