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andlt;iandgt;The Noh Plays of Japanandlt;/iandgt; is the most respected collection of Noh plays in English. The plays can be read for their great literary merit and also provide the reader with an understanding of a unique theatre art and important insights into the cultural, spiritual and artistic traditions of Japan.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;The Noh Plays of Japanandlt;/iandgt;, first published in 1921 and justly famous for more than three-quarters of a century, established the Noh play for the Western reader as beautiful literature. It contains Arthur Waley's exquisite translations of nineteen plays and summaries of sixteen more, together with a revealing introductory essay that furnishes the background for a clear understanding and a genuine appreciation of the Noh as a highly significant dramatic form.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Noh plays live on as a magnificent artistic heritage handed down from the high culture of medieval Japan. Among the major types of Japanese drama, the Noh, which is often called the classical theatre of Japan, has had perhaps the greatest attraction for the West. Introduced to Europe and America through the translations of Arthur Waley and Ezra Pound, it found an ardent admirer in William Butler Yeats, who described it as a form of drama "distinguished, indirect, and symbolic" and created plays in its image.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The acclaim that greeted the book on its first appearance is reflected in the following comments: "It isandhellip;the highest tribute to this book that, fascinating as is the introduction, the text is more fascinating stillandhellip;The natural beauty of the poetry rises like a flower." and#8212; andlt;iandgt;New Statesmanandlt;/iandgt;

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First published in 1921, The Noh Plays of Japan has been justly famous for more than three-quarters of a century and established the Noh play for the Western reader as beautiful literature. It contains translations of nineteen plays and summaries of sixteen more.

Synopsis:

First published in 1921, andlt;iandgt;The Noh Plays of Japanandlt;/iandgt; has been justly famous for more than three-quarters of a century and established the Noh play for the Western reader as beautiful literature. It contains translations of nineteen plays and summaries of sixteen more.

About the Author

Arthur Waley (1889-1966) was one of the most respected translators of Asian classics into English of his time. His long list of translated works includes The Tale of Genji, Monkey (The Journey to the West) and The Analects of Confucius.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784805310335
Author:
Waley, Arthur
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Drama -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Noh; plays; japanese; anthology; classics; drama
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
some bandamp;w photos
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in 11 oz

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"Synopsis" by , First published in 1921, The Noh Plays of Japan has been justly famous for more than three-quarters of a century and established the Noh play for the Western reader as beautiful literature. It contains translations of nineteen plays and summaries of sixteen more.
"Synopsis" by , First published in 1921, andlt;iandgt;The Noh Plays of Japanandlt;/iandgt; has been justly famous for more than three-quarters of a century and established the Noh play for the Western reader as beautiful literature. It contains translations of nineteen plays and summaries of sixteen more.
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