Ze-Ami and His Theories of Noh Drama
A useful introduction to the classical dance-drama of Japan, this covers the history of Noh; the various groups of Noh plays; training, acting, and writing a play; various competitions; and trades of acting. Quotes from Ze-Amil's essays are also included.
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The History of Noh
Five Groups of Noh Plays
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