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andlt;bandgt;Anyone wishing to sample readable translations from noh, kyogen, and kabuki may read this volume with profit and delight, but it is simply indispensable for reconstructing, to the extent possible, the respective canons of these dramatic forms in English translation.andhellip;[Sadler's] literary style is elegant, robust, and of another age; making for a rare combination of gifts."and#8212;Prof. Paul S. Atkins, from the forewordandlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Nothing reflects the beauty of life as much as Japanese theater. It is here that reality is held suspended and emptiness can fill the mind through words, music, dance, and mysticism. A.L. Sadler translates the mysteries of Noh, Kyogen, and Kabuki in his groundbreaking book, andlt;iandgt;Japanese Playsandlt;/iandgt;. A seminal classic in its time, it provides a cross section of Japanese theater that gives the reader a sampler of its beauty and power.andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt;The power of Noh is in its ability to create an iconic world that represents the attributes that the Japanese hold in highest esteem: family, patriotism, and honor.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Kyogen plays provide comic relief often times performed between the serious and stoic Noh plays. Similarly, Sadler's translated Kyogen pieces are layered between the Noh and the Kabuki plays.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;The Kabuki plays were the theater of the common people of Japan. The course of time has given them the patina of folk art making them precious cultural relics of Japan. Sadler selected these pieces for translation because of their lighter subject matter and relatively upbeat endingsand#8212;ideal for a western readership. More linear in their telling and pedestrian in the lessons learned these plays show the difficulties of being in love when a society is bent on conformity and paternal rule.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;The end result found in andlt;iandgt;Japanese Playsandlt;/iandgt; is a wonderful selection of classic Japanese dramatic literature sure to enlighten and delight.

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A seminal classic, Japanese Plays provides a vivid cross section of Japanese theater, its beauty and power

Synopsis:

Nothing reflects the beauty of life as much as Japanese theater. It is here that reality is held suspended and emptiness can fill the mind through words, music, dance, and mysticism. A.L. Sadler translates the mysteries of Noh, Kyogen, and Kabuki in his groundbreaking book, Japanese Plays. A seminal classic, it provides a cross section of Japanese theater that gives the reader a sampler of its beauty and power.

Synopsis:

Nothing reflects the beauty of life as much as Japanese theater. It is here that reality is held suspended and emptiness can fill the mind through words, music, dance, and mysticism. andlt;bandgt;A.L. Sadlerandlt;/bandgt; translates the mysteries of Noh, Kyogen, and Kabuki in his groundbreaking book, andlt;iandgt;Japanese Plays.andlt;/iandgt; A seminal classic, it provides a cross section of Japanese theater that gives the reader a sampler of its beauty and power.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;A.L. Sadlerandlt;/bandgt; (1882-1970) was Professor of Oriental Studies at the University of Sydney for 26 years. Among his works are Shogun, Japanese Tea Ceremony and Japanese Architecture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784805310731
Author:
Sadler, A.l.
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Foreword by:
Atkins, Paul S.
Foreword:
Atkins, Paul S.
Author:
Atkins, Pa
Author:
Sadler, A. L.
Author:
Sul
Author:
Atkins, Paul S.
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Japanese drama -- Translations into English.
Subject:
Asian - General
Subject:
Theater - 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:
20100331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 bandamp;w illus
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in 12 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Nothing reflects the beauty of life as much as Japanese theater. It is here that reality is held suspended and emptiness can fill the mind through words, music, dance, and mysticism. A.L. Sadler translates the mysteries of Noh, Kyogen, and Kabuki in his groundbreaking book, Japanese Plays. A seminal classic, it provides a cross section of Japanese theater that gives the reader a sampler of its beauty and power.
"Synopsis" by , Nothing reflects the beauty of life as much as Japanese theater. It is here that reality is held suspended and emptiness can fill the mind through words, music, dance, and mysticism. andlt;bandgt;A.L. Sadlerandlt;/bandgt; translates the mysteries of Noh, Kyogen, and Kabuki in his groundbreaking book, andlt;iandgt;Japanese Plays.andlt;/iandgt; A seminal classic, it provides a cross section of Japanese theater that gives the reader a sampler of its beauty and power.
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