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Royall Tyler - Japanese No Dramas - 9780140445398 - 9780140445398
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Japanese No Dramas

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Description for Japanese No Dramas Paperback. "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. Translator(s): Tyler, Royall. Num Pages: 384 pages, bibliog. BIC Classification: 1FPJ; 2ADT; 2GJ; 3H; 3J; DSA; DSG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 195 x 130 x 26. Weight in Grams: 284.
Japanese nõ theatre or the drama of 'perfected art' flourished in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries largely through the genius of the dramatist Zeami. An intricate fusion of music, dance, mask, costume and language, the dramas address many subjects, but the idea of 'form' is more central than 'meaning' and their structure is always ritualized. Selected for their literary merit, the twenty-four plays in this volume dramatize such ideas as the relationship between men and the gods, brother and sister, parent and child, lover and beloved, and the power of greed and desire. Revered in Japan as a cultural treasure, ... Read more

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About Royall Tyler
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, ... Read more

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