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On the Art of the No Drama: The Major Treatises of Zeami (Princeton Library of Asian Translations)

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Publisher Comments:

This annotated translation is the first systematic rendering into any Western language of the nine major treatises on the art of the Japanese No theater by Zeami Motokivo (1363-1443). Zeami, who transformed the No from a country entertainment into a vehicle for profound theatrical and philosophical experience, was a brilliant actor himself, and his treatises touch on every aspect of the theater of his time. His theories, mixing philosophical and practical insights, often seem strikingly contemporary.

Since their discovery early in this century. these secret treatises have been considered among the most valuable and representative documents in the history of Japanese aesthetics. They discuss subjects from the art of the playwright to the reciprocal nature of the relationship between performer and audience.

Synopsis:

"Zeami's treatises on the art of No rank among the finest of all writings on the theatre. Though speciticatly devoted to the drarna of a particular place and time--Japan in the early fifteenth century--they contribute to an understanding of the dramatic arts of the world. The texts make absorbing reading, but they are difficult in the original, even for specialists. We arc fortunate that two authorities on the Japanese theatre, a Japanese and an American, have combined forces to translate and present Zeami's most significant works"--Donald Keene, Columbia University

Synopsis:

This annotated translation is the first systematic rendering into any Western language of the nine major treatises on the art of the Japanese No theater by Zeami Motokivo (1363-1443). Zeami, who transformed the No from a country entertainment into a vehicle for profound theatrical and philosophical experience, was a brilliant actor himself, and his treatises touch on every aspect of the theater of his time. His theories, mixing philosophical and practical insights, often seem strikingly contemporary.

Since their discovery early in this century. these secret treatises have been considered among the most valuable and representative documents in the history of Japanese aesthetics. They discuss subjects from the art of the playwright to the reciprocal nature of the relationship between performer and audience.

About the Author

J. Thomas Rimer, Professor Emeritus of Japanese Literature, Theatre, and Art at the University of Pittsburgh, has written widely on Japanese culture. Yamazaki Masakazu, Professor Emeritus at Osaka University, is an award-winning playwright whose collected works have been translated into several languages.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691101545
Translator:
Rimer, J. Thomas
Translator:
Chappell, Wallace
Translator:
Rimer, J. Thomas
Translator:
Masakazu, Yamazaki
Foreword by:
Chappell, Wallace
Foreword:
Chappell, Wallace
Author:
Rimer, J. Thomas
Author:
Yamazaki, Masakazu
Foreword:
Chappell, Wallace
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Asian - General
Subject:
No plays
Subject:
No
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
Asian and Asian American Studies
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Drama -- History and criticism.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Library of Asian Translations
Series Volume:
no. 108
Publication Date:
February 1984
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
7.97x4.98x.91 in. .89 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "Zeami's treatises on the art of No rank among the finest of all writings on the theatre. Though speciticatly devoted to the drarna of a particular place and time--Japan in the early fifteenth century--they contribute to an understanding of the dramatic arts of the world. The texts make absorbing reading, but they are difficult in the original, even for specialists. We arc fortunate that two authorities on the Japanese theatre, a Japanese and an American, have combined forces to translate and present Zeami's most significant works"--Donald Keene, Columbia University
"Synopsis" by , This annotated translation is the first systematic rendering into any Western language of the nine major treatises on the art of the Japanese No theater by Zeami Motokivo (1363-1443). Zeami, who transformed the No from a country entertainment into a vehicle for profound theatrical and philosophical experience, was a brilliant actor himself, and his treatises touch on every aspect of the theater of his time. His theories, mixing philosophical and practical insights, often seem strikingly contemporary.

Since their discovery early in this century. these secret treatises have been considered among the most valuable and representative documents in the history of Japanese aesthetics. They discuss subjects from the art of the playwright to the reciprocal nature of the relationship between performer and audience.

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