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On the Art of the No Drama : The Major Treatises of Zeami - Masakazu Yamazaki

On the Art of the No Drama

The Major Treatises of Zeami

By: Masakazu Yamazaki (Editor), J. Thomas Rimer (Translator)

Paperback Published: 21st February 1984
ISBN: 9780691101545
Number Of Pages: 356

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This annotated translation is the first systematic rendering into any Western language of the nine major treatises on the art of the Japanese No theater by Zeami Motokivo (1363-1443). Zeami, who transformed the No from a country entertainment into a vehicle for profound theatrical and philosophical experience, was a brilliant actor himself, and his treatises touch on every aspect of the theater of his time. His theories, mixing philosophical and practical insights, often seem strikingly contemporary.

Since their discovery early in this century. these secret treatises have been considered among the most valuable and representative documents in the history of Japanese aesthetics. They discuss subjects from the art of the playwright to the reciprocal nature of the relationship between performer and audience.

ISBN: 9780691101545
ISBN-10: 069110154X
Series: Princeton Library of Asian Translations
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 21st February 1984
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.24 x 12.65  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.4