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Zeami: Performance Notes

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Description for Zeami: Performance Notes Hardback. Presents the range of Zeami's critical thought on theater and performance, which focused on the aesthetic values of noh and its antecedents, the techniques of playwriting, the place of allusion, the training of actors, the importance of patronage, and the relationship between performance and broader intellectual and critical concerns. Translator(s): Hare, Tom. Series: Translations from the Asian Classics. Num Pages: 528 pages, 28 illus. BIC Classification: DD; DS. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 235 x 155 x 37. Weight in Grams: 908.
Zeami (1363-1443), Japan's most celebrated actor and playwright, composed more than thirty of the finest plays of no drama. He also wrote a variety of texts on theater and performance that have, until now, been only partially available in English. Zeami: Performance Notes presents the full range of Zeami's critical thought on this subject, which focused on the aesthetic values of no and its antecedents, the techniques of playwriting, the place of allusion, the training of actors, the importance of patronage, and the relationship between performance and broader intellectual and critical concerns. Spanning over four decades, the texts reflect the ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2008
Publisher
Columbia University Press United States
Number of pages
528
Condition
New
Series
Translations from the Asian Classics
Number of Pages
528
Place of Publication
New York, United States
ISBN
9780231139588
SKU
V9780231139588
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About Motoyiko Zeami
Tom Hare is William Sauter LaPorte '28 Professor of Regional Studies in the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University. His most recent books are Zeami's Style: The Noh Plays of Zeami Motokiyo and ReMembering Osiris: Number, Gender, and the Word in Ancient Egyptian Representational Systems.

Reviews for Zeami: Performance Notes
Thomas Hare is a highly gifted, graceful, and imaginative translator. Building on his previous masterful work in Zeami's Style: The Noh Plays of Zeami Motokiyo, he has brought Zeami's notes to life in English with great immediacy and verve. Zeami's 'performance notes' became public only in the twentieth century, having been written for his closest associates and artistic heirs and ... Read more

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