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A masterpiece of world literature; the samurai saga of pride, romance, and warfare of medieval Japan

With a reflection on the fleeting nature of power and glory begins The Tale of the Heike, an epic from twelfth-century Japan. Comparable in stature to The Tale of Genji, The Tale of the Heike narrates with wit, energy, and compassion the stories of such unforgettable characters as the ruthless warlord Kiyomori, who dies still burning with such rage that water poured on him boils; Hotoke, the beautiful young dancer who renounces wealth and fame to follow her conscience; Shigemori, the tyrantandrsquo;s righteous son, who struggles against all odds to uphold fairness and justice; and Yoshitsune, the daring commander who defeats the enemy in battle after battle, only to be condemned by his jealous, powerful brother.

The Tale of the Heike is a foundation stone of Japanese culture and a major masterpiece of world literature. Lavishly illustrated and accompanied by maps, character guides, and genealogies, this book is a volume to treasure.

Synopsis:

"No Plays" are a major contribution to Japanese theatre. These lyric dramas evolved in the 14th century from ritual dances associated with Shinto worship, and their form became fixed in the 17th century. This book looks at this Japanese art form and its influences on Western writers.

Synopsis:

A masterpiece of world literature; the samurai saga of pride, romance, and warfare of medieval Japan

With a reflection on the fleeting nature of power and glory begins The Tale of the Heike, an epic from twelfth-century Japan. Comparable in stature to The Tale of Genji, The Tale of the Heike narrates with wit, energy, and compassion the stories of such unforgettable characters as the ruthless warlord Kiyomori, who dies still burning with such rage that water poured on him boils; Hotoke, the beautiful young dancer who renounces wealth and fame to follow her conscience; Shigemori, the tyrantandrsquo;s righteous son, who struggles against all odds to uphold fairness and justice; and Yoshitsune, the daring commander who defeats the enemy in battle after battle, only to be condemned by his jealous, powerful brother.

The Tale of the Heike is a foundation stone of Japanese culture and a major masterpiece of world literature. Lavishly illustrated and accompanied by maps, character guides, and genealogies, this book is a volume to treasure.

About the Author

Royall Tyler was born in London, England, and grew up in Massachusetts, England, Washington D.C., and Paris. He has a B.A. in Far Eastern Languages from Harvard, and an M.A. in Japanese History and Ph. D. in Japanese literature from Columbia University. He has taught Japanese language and culture at, among other places, Ohio State University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Oslo, in Norway. Beginning in 1990, he taught at the Australian National University, in Canberra, from which he retired at the end of 2000. He will spend the American academic year 2001-02 as a Visiting Professor at Harvard.

Royall Tyler and his wife Susan live in a rammed earth house on 100 acres in the bush about seventy miles from Canberra, where they breed alpacas as a hobby.

Royall Tyler’s previous works include Japanese Noh Dramas, a selection and translation of Noh plays published by Penguin; Japanese Tales and French Folktales, anthologies published by Pantheon; and The Miracles of the Kasuga Deity, a study of a medieval Japanese cult published by Columbia University Press.

Table of Contents

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140445398
Author:
Tyler, Royall
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Various
Location:
London :
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Japanese drama
Subject:
No plays
Subject:
Japanese drama -- 1185-1600 -- Translations into English.
Subject:
Teatro japonâes
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Nåo plays -- Translations into English.
Subject:
Japanese drama - 1185-1600 -
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Subject:
Classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
t.5
Publication Date:
19930631
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
61 illus + 8 maps + 4 genealogies
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , "No Plays" are a major contribution to Japanese theatre. These lyric dramas evolved in the 14th century from ritual dances associated with Shinto worship, and their form became fixed in the 17th century. This book looks at this Japanese art form and its influences on Western writers.
"Synopsis" by ,
A masterpiece of world literature; the samurai saga of pride, romance, and warfare of medieval Japan

With a reflection on the fleeting nature of power and glory begins The Tale of the Heike, an epic from twelfth-century Japan. Comparable in stature to The Tale of Genji, The Tale of the Heike narrates with wit, energy, and compassion the stories of such unforgettable characters as the ruthless warlord Kiyomori, who dies still burning with such rage that water poured on him boils; Hotoke, the beautiful young dancer who renounces wealth and fame to follow her conscience; Shigemori, the tyrantandrsquo;s righteous son, who struggles against all odds to uphold fairness and justice; and Yoshitsune, the daring commander who defeats the enemy in battle after battle, only to be condemned by his jealous, powerful brother.

The Tale of the Heike is a foundation stone of Japanese culture and a major masterpiece of world literature. Lavishly illustrated and accompanied by maps, character guides, and genealogies, this book is a volume to treasure.

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