Zeami Motokiyo, On the Art of the No Drama: The Major Treatises of Zeami, Prin..

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On the Art of the No Drama: The Major Treatises of Zeami
Motokiyo, Zeami; Yamazaki, Masakazu (Translation); Thomas Rimer, J. (Translation)
Princeton University Press
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Notes: Fine 8vo, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" softcover in glossy blue grey pictorial covers featuring an image of a scene from the No play Yugao by Zeami to the front cover, white lettering, sharp tips, no visible shelf wear, clean, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. xlix, 300 pp. Translated by J. Thomas Rimer and Yamasaki Masakazu. Includes eight full-color images of masks and performers, nine black-and-white reproduced drawings by Komparu Zenchiku for the Two Basic Arts and Three Role Types, one black-and-white photo of a modern performance of Okina, a floorplan of a moden No stage alongside one from Zeami's time, and a chart of the Various Important Troupes Performing at Zeami's Time. Includes a Foreword by Wallace Chappel, Acknowledgements, A Note to the Reader, Background of Zeami's Treaties by J. Thomas Rimer, Aesthetics of Ambiguity: The Artistic Theories of Zeami by Yamazaki Masakazu, Texts Used for Translations, Notes on the Treaties, four Glossaries, Selected Bibliographies in Western Languages, Index, and the full translated text of all Nine Treatises. From the Foreword: "...valuable to a wide range of readers - from the serious student of Japanese culture to the professional theater practitioner in search of enlarging his understanding of his craft. Zeami was a genius at his art, as actor, dancer, playwright, and producer, and has much to teach us six hundred hundred years later." A gift-worthy book. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.