Yeats and the Noh
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Yeats and the Noh types of Japanese beauty and their reflection in Yeat"s plays by Hiro Ishibashi

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Published by Dolmen Press in Dublin .
Written in English


  • Yeats, W. B. -- 1865-1939.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Anthony Kerrigan.
SeriesDolmen Press Yeats centenary papers, no.6, 1965
ContributionsKerrigan, Anthony.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13648524M

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The function of the Noh mask was explained to Yeats by his Japanese literary friend Yone Noguchi in Londonin In adapting the Noh to his requirements, Yeats sought to express an absolute beauty, simplicity and condensation of associations through images such as Well or Bird. Yeats and the Noh started in a small seminar room in University College Dublin, when both authors took part in productions of The Dreaming of the Bones and Nishikigi with their students. Masaru Sekine directed both plays and Christopher Murray performed in them: they were therefore equipped with live experience as well as their personal expertise in Irish literature Author: Masaru Sekine, Christopher Murray. ommend, with special reference to my subject, Yeats and the Noh by Dr Hiro Ishibashi (no. 6 of the Dolmen Press Yeats Centenary Papers, ), and The Drama of W.B. Yeats: Irish Myth and the Japanese N? by Richard Taylor (). Mountains of .   Under the influence of the lyrical drama of Medieval Japan called "Noh (N?gaku)", William Butler Yeats () wrote ten short plays to be performed for small elite audiences. These plays constitute his "noble theatre". They fall into two generations. Six plays belong to the first generation& Pages:

Yeats had been strongly influenced by Japanese Noh theatre in the later years of his life (via Ezra Pound), and Yeats' use of the spirits of the Old Man's parents as a metaphor for the family's decline and of death and rebirth is Noh's clearest influence on the drama. Similarly, the sparseness of the setting, the use of only two characters and. William Butler Yeats is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. He belonged to the Protestant, Anglo-Irish minority that had controlled the economic, political, social, and cultural life of Ireland since at least the end of the 17th century. Most members of this minority considered themselves English people who happened to have been born in Ireland, but Yeats.   Noh mask dating back to 17thth century (Zō-onna type), Tokyo National Museum (via Wikipedia). More than a decade earlier, in his polemical essay, “The Reform of the Theater” (), Yeats Author: Tim Keane. Yeats and the Noh: a Comparative Study. Savage: Barnes and Noble, Moore, John Rees. Masks of Love and Death: Yeats as Dramatist. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, Qamber, Akhtar. Yeats and the Noh (with two plays for dancers by Yeats and two Noh plays). New York: Weatherhill, Sekine, Masaru and Christopher Murray. Yeats and.

William Butler Yeats (13 June – 28 January ) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature.A pillar of the Irish literary establishment, he helped to found the Abbey Theatre, and in his later years served two terms as a Senator of the Irish Free was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival along with Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn . W.B. Yeats has books on Goodreads with ratings. W.B. Yeats’s most popular book is The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats. Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Sekine, Masaru, Yeats and the Noh. Savage, Md.: Barnes & Noble Books, William Butler Yeats Biographical W illiam Butler Yeats () was born in Dublin. His father was a lawyer and a well-known portrait painter. Yeats was educated in London and in Dublin, but he spent his summers in the west of Ireland in .