Visioning Eternity: aesthetics, politics and history in the early modern Noh theater
East Asia Program, Cornell University, Aug 14, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 315 pages
This is the first Western language book on Edo period noh and its use by the shogun, an essential addition to the scholarship in Japanese theater and the cultural history of early modern Japan.
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