Zeami: Performance Notes

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Zeami: Performance Notes

Zeami Performance Notes Zeami Japan s most celebrated actor and playwright composed than thirty of the finest plays of no drama He also wrote a variety of texts on theater and performance that have until now b

  • Title: Zeami: Performance Notes
  • Author: Zeami Tom Hare
  • ISBN: 9780231139588
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Zeami 1363 1443 , Japan s most celebrated actor and playwright, composed 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 valZeami 1363 1443 , Japan s most celebrated actor and playwright, composed 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 essence of Zeami s instruction under his famous father, the actor Kannami, and the value of his long and challenging career in medieval Japanese theater.Tom Hare, who has conducted extensive studies of no academically and on stage, begins with a comprehensive introduction that discusses Zeami s critical importance in Japanese culture He then incorporates essays on the performance of no in medieval Japan and the remarkable story of the transmission and reproduction of Zeami s manuscripts over the past six centuries His eloquent translation is fully annotated and includes Zeami s diverse and exquisite anthology of dramatic songs, Five Sorts of Singing, presented both in English and in the original Japanese.

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    1. elliot on said:

      A loose agglomeration of thoughtsThe texts, which are fractallic (fractalacious? fractacious? fractallifiscent?) in themselves, are entombed here in spiraling layers of endnotes, footnotes, and confreres. It takes a great deal of effort to unpack it all, and there are some redundancies in the footnotage. That said, the result is an unparalleled trust in the captain of this particular ship. Tom Hare is a Genius. There's quite clearly no-one on planet earth that could have done his job here better [...]

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