"Noh drama incorporates folk-tales, poetry, and dance in an exquisite, very formalized setting. These works are of interest beyond their artistic appeal, because they are interwoven with Buddhist (and to a lesser extent, Shinto) traditions and beliefs, and provide deep insight into Japanese culture." (Quote from sacred-texts.com)
Table of Contents:
Publisher’s Preface; Key To Plan I.; Key To Plan ii.; Introduction; Note On Buddhism; Chapter I.; Atsumori, Ikuta, And Tsunemasa.; Atsumori; Ikuta; Tsunemasa; Chapter ii.; Kumasaka; Kumasaka; Eboshi-ori; Benkei On The Bridge; Chapter iii.; Kagekiyo; Hachi No Ki; Note On Komachi.; Sotoba Komachi; Chapter iv.; Note On Ukai.; Ukai (the Cormorant-fisher); Aya No Tsuzumi; Note On Aoi No Uye.; Aoi No Uye (princess Hollyhock); Chapter V.; Note On Kantan.; Kantan; The H?ka Priests; Note On Hagoromo.; Hagoromo; Chapter vi.; Note On Tanik? And Ikeniye.; Tanik? (the Valley-hurling); Ikeniye (the Pool-sacrifice); Hatsuyuki (early Snow); Haku Rakuten; Chapter vii.; Summaries; Hanakatami (the Flower Basket); Ominameshi; Matsukaze; Shunkwan; Ama (the Fisher-girl); Take No Yuki (snow On The Bamboos); Tori-oi; Yuya; Tango-monogurui; Ikkaku Sennin; Yamauba (the Dame Of The Mountains); Hotoke No Hara; Mari (the Football); T?ru; Mai-guruma (the Dance Waggons); Chapter viii.; Ky?gen (farcical Interlude); Short Bibliography; Appendix I.; Appendix ii.
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"Waley was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent England, as Arthur David Schloss, son of the economist David Frederick Schloss. Of Jewish heritage, he changed his surname to his paternal grandmother's maiden name, Waley, in 1914. Educated at Rugby School, he entered King's College, Cambridge in 1907, where he studied Classics, and was awarded a bachelor's degree in 1910.
Waley was appointed Assistant Keeper of Oriental Prints and Manuscripts at the British Museum in 1913. During this time he taught himself Chinese and Japanese, partly to help catalogue the paintings in the Museum's collection. He quit in 1929 to devote himself fully to his literary and cultural interests, though he continued to lecture in the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. In 1918, he met Beryl de Zoete, a dance critic and writer; they lived together until her death in 1962. In 1966, Arthur Waley married Alison Robinson, whom he had first met in 1929. They lived in Highgate in London, and she became a familiar figure in later years, living beyond the age of 100." (Quote from wikipedia.org)
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