Category Archives: Theatre Nohgaku

Varieties of Influence, or What Is This Thing Called Noh

On an airplane this past weekend, I found myself reading several of the “modern Noh plays” of Yukio Mishima.  Each of these short works is based on a particular classic Noh play, transposed into a modern setting and augmented to … Continue reading

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Noh and the Singularity of the Moment

The telephone rings.  The hospital is calling. “You had better come now.” You rush to the bedside of a person you love.  Time is short.  She is still aware, but it is as if she were being pulled away into … Continue reading

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Noh Stories, New Stories: At a Noh Writing Workshop

As much as I am affected by the music and visual elements of Noh, I confess that my strongest attraction to the genre is to its poetry and narrative framework.  My favorite plays are those of the type known as … Continue reading

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