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Paperback: $23.00
ISBN-13: 9780939657766
Published: March 2010
Hardback: $50.00
ISBN-13: 9780939657780
Published: February 2010

Restless Spirits from Japanese Noh Plays of the Fourth Group: Parallel Translations with Running Commentary

  • 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.