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Warrior Ghost Plays from the Japanese Noh Theater: Yashima, Michimori, Tomoakira, Yorimasa, Kanehira, Tomoe

60 Warrior Ghost Plays
Author: 
Chifumi SHIMAZAKI
Publication Year: 
1993
Publication Number: 
60

Translations of six shura (battle)-Noh that have for the main character the ghost of a warrior whose story is told in the Tale of Heike. Each Noh has a detailed introduction and footnote. | 240 pages


CONTENTS

  • Preface
  • Plan of a Noh Stage
  • Yashima Michimori
  • Tomoakira
  • Yorimasa
  • Kanehira
  • Tomoe
  • Table 1 Dance Actions in Shura-Noh
  • Table 2 Shura-Noh by type of Shite
  • Table 3 Shura-Noh Currently in the Repertories of Five Noh Schools
  • Chronology
  • Imperial and Heike Geneaologies
  • Genji Geneology
  • Glossary
  • Index

Reviews
  • The great advantage of Shimazaki's translations is that an English reader now has the wherewithal to begin to decode these beautiful works . . . a labor of love and scholarship. 

Author

  • Chifumi SHIMAZAKI worked as a translator, lecturer, script writer and marketing researcher, and studied Noh as a performing art under leading Noh actors and musicians for more than fifty years. 

ISBN (hardcover): 
NULL
ISBN (paperback): 
978-0-939657-60-5
Price (paperback): 
$21.00