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Zeami - Performance Notes (English, Japanese, Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,545 Discovery Miles 15 450 You Save: R244 (14%)
Zeami - Performance Notes (English, Japanese, Hardcover): Motoyiko Zeami
Zeami - Performance Notes (English, Japanese, Hardcover): Motoyiko Zeami

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Zeami - Performance Notes (English, Japanese, Hardcover)

Motoyiko Zeami; Translated by Tom Hare

Series: Translations from the Asian Classics

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Zeami (1363-1443), Japan's most celebrated actor and playwright, composed more than thirty of the finest plays of no drama. He also wrote a variety of texts on theater and performance that have, until now, been only partially available in English.

"Zeami: Performance Notes" presents the full range of Zeami's critical thought on this subject, which focused on the aesthetic values of no and its antecedents, the techniques of playwriting, the place of allusion, the training of actors, the importance of patronage, and the relationship between performance and broader intellectual and critical concerns. Spanning over four decades, the texts reflect the essence of Zeami's instruction under his famous father, the actor Kannami, and the value of his long and challenging career in medieval Japanese theater.

Tom Hare, who has conducted extensive studies of no academically and on stage, begins with a comprehensive introduction that discusses Zeami's critical importance in Japanese culture. He then incorporates essays on the performance of no in medieval Japan and the remarkable story of the transmission and reproduction of Zeami's manuscripts over the past six centuries. His eloquent translation is fully annotated and includes Zeami's diverse and exquisite anthology of dramatic songs, "Five Sorts of Singing," presented both in English and in the original Japanese.

General

Imprint: Columbia University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Translations from the Asian Classics
Release date: March 2008
First published: April 2008
Authors: Motoyiko Zeami
Translators: Tom Hare
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 37mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 528
ISBN-13: 978-0-231-13958-8
Barcode: 9780231139588
Languages: English • Japanese
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > General
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Drama texts, plays
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Drama texts, plays > General
LSN: 0-231-13958-6

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