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The Training of Noh Actors and The Dove : Mask Ser. a Release of Acting Resources - David Griffiths

The Training of Noh Actors and The Dove

Mask Ser. a Release of Acting Resources


Published: 13th May 1998
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In the second volume of his "Mask: A Release of Acting Resources" David Griffiths provides a detailed and sensitive view of the Japanese Noh theatre: historically, philosophically (with an evaluation of Zeami's treatises) and in respect of the rigorous practicalities of Noh training. The latter is given particular authority and insight because of the access Griffiths had to Noh actors in training and performance. Greatly enhanced by the author's illustrations, this volume gives one of the most accessible introductions to Noh that is available in English. Appended to the descriptive and analytic material is a short play, "The Dove," written by Griffiths (and subsequently professionally performed) described as 'unashamedly' acknowledging its Noh influence. This one woman piece is a sensitive and evocative drama with subtle references to its cultural source. Its potential as an exercise in mask work is excellent.

Introduction to the Series
IList of Illustrations
A Brief History of Noh
IKan'ami and Zeami to the Present Day
The Origins of the Noh Stage
The Noh Stage and its Occupants
The Constituent Part of a Noh Play
The Kyogen
The Noh Mask: Design and Use
The Training of the Noh Actor
An Evaluation of the Treatises of Zeami
Introductory notes to
The Dove
The Dove
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ISBN: 9783718657162
ISBN-10: 3718657163
Series: Mask Ser. a Release of Acting Resources
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 13th May 1998
Publisher: Harwood-Academic Publishers
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 18.0  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1