A New History of Medieval Japanese Theatre

Noh and Kyogen from 1300 to 1600
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 4. März 2019
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • IX, 225 Seiten
978-3-030-06139-5 (ISBN)
 
This book traces the history of noh and kyogen, the first major Japanese theatrical arts. Going beyond P. G. O'Neill's Early No Drama of 1958, it covers the full period of noh's medieval development and includes a chapter dedicated to the comic art of kyogen, which has often been left in noh's shadow. It is based on contemporary research in Japan, Asia, Europe and America, and embraces current ideas of theatre history, providing a richly contextualized account which looks closely at theatrical forms and genres as they arose. The masked drama of noh, with its ghosts, chanting and music, and its use in Japanese films, has been the object of modern international interest. However, audiences are often confused as to what noh actually is. This book attempts to answer where noh came from, what it was like in its day, and what it was for. To that end, it contains sections which discuss a number of prominent noh plays in their period and challenges established approaches. It also contains the first detailed study in English of the kyogen repertoire of the sixteenth-century.
2019
  • Englisch
  • Cham
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
Bibliographie
  • Höhe: 216 mm
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  • Breite: 151 mm
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  • Dicke: 22 mm
  • 435 gr
978-3-030-06139-5 (9783030061395)
10.1007/978-3-030-06140-1
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Noel John Pinnington is Associate Professor Emeritus of the University of Arizona, USA. He has held appointments at the Universities of Cambridge, Arizona, and Kyushu. His recent work includes 'The Early History of the Noh Play: Literacy, Authorship, and Scriptedness' in Monumenta Nipponica (2014) and collaboration on the film adaptation of the noh play Kinuta, set in Arizona, titled Wind Well (2017).
1. Contexts: Japan in the Muromachi Age.- 2. Forerunners of Noh Theatre.- 3. Early Noh and its Founders.- 4. Noh in Zeami's Lifetime.- 5. The Classic Noh Plays.- 6. Noh in the Age of Chaos 1450-1600.- 7. Medieval Kyogen.
This book traces the history of noh and kyogen, the first major Japanese theatrical arts. Going beyond P. G. O'Neill's Early No Drama of 1958, it covers the full period of noh's medieval development and includes a chapter dedicated to the comic art of kyogen, which has often been left in noh's shadow. It is based on contemporary research in Japan, Asia, Europe and America, and embraces current ideas of theatre history, providing a richly contextualized account which looks closely at theatrical forms and genres as they arose.
The masked drama of noh, with its ghosts, chanting and music, and its use in Japanese films, has been the object of modern international interest. However, audiences are often confused as to what noh actually is. This book attempts to answer where noh came from, what it was like in its day, and what it was for. To that end, it contains sections which discuss a number of prominent noh plays in their period and challenges established approaches. It also contains the first detailed study in English of the kyogen repertoire of the sixteenth-century.

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