Restless Spirits from Japanese Noh Plays of the Fourth Group: Parallel Translations with Running Commentary
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276pp. February 2010
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Restless Spirits from Japanese Noh Plays of the Fourth Group: Parallel Translations with Running Commentary
Author: Shimazaki, Chifumi;
The "fourth-group Noh," so designated because they are performed fourth in a formal five-Noh program, includes almost one hundred plays, and is a group of great variety: some plays are supernatural or visional, others realistic; their leading characters include deities, demons, ghosts, mad people, samurai, and street artists. Dividing them into nine sub-groups, the author fully analyses their dramatic characteristics. Includes translations of four Noh chosen from the first four subgroups. Format is line-by-line translation next to the Romanized Japanese text, with introduction and running commentary.
Cornell East Asia Series #76
Distributed for the Cornell University East Asia Program
Author: Shimazaki, Chifumi;



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