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Piercing the Structure of Tradition: Flute Performance, Continuity, and Freedom in the Music of Noh Drama

Mariko Anno

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781939161079
eISBN:
9781942242970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781939161079.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

What does freedom sound like in the context of traditional Japanese theater? Where is the space for innovation, and where can this kind of innovation be located in the rigid instrumentation of the ... More


Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japan

Edward R. Drott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851507
eISBN:
9780824868833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851507.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book examines the shifting sets of meanings ascribed to the aged body in early and medieval Japan and the symbolic uses to which the aged body was put in the service of religious and ... More


Introduction

Mariko Anno

in Piercing the Structure of Tradition: Flute Performance, Continuity, and Freedom in the Music of Noh Drama

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781939161079
eISBN:
9781942242970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781939161079.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter investigates flute performance as a space for exploring the relationship between tradition and innovation and traces the characteristics of the nohkan and its music. It examines the ... More


Reflections and Directions

Mariko Anno

in Piercing the Structure of Tradition: Flute Performance, Continuity, and Freedom in the Music of Noh Drama

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781939161079
eISBN:
9781942242970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781939161079.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter reviews the strict separation that exists in Japan between professional and amateur Noh performers and how this boundary translates overseas through the collaborative works of Theatre ... More


“Tranquil Heart, Gazing Afar”: Reimagining the Aged Body in Noh

Edward R. Drott

in Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851507
eISBN:
9780824868833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851507.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter Seven examines how Zeami and his artistic heir Konparu Zenchiku sought to harness the otherworldly charisma of the aged body in Noh. This chapter traces Zeami’s uses of the aged form in his ... More


Revealing Masks: Exotic Influences and Ritualized Performance in Modernist Music Theater

W. Anthony Sheppard

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223028
eISBN:
9780520924741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223028.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This book explores ritualized performance in twentieth-century music, uncovering the range of political, didactic, and aesthetic intents that inspired the creators of modernist music theater. The ... More


Menus for the Imagination

Eric C. Rath

in Food and Fantasy in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262270
eISBN:
9780520947658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262270.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Menu collections, one of the major categories of published culinary books in the Edo period, included complex meals that most of their readers could not create because of the menus' expense and ... More


The Uses of Noh

W. Anthony Sheppard

in Revealing Masks: Exotic Influences and Ritualized Performance in Modernist Music Theater

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223028
eISBN:
9780520924741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223028.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

The list of those figures who, to varying degrees, donned the Japanese Noh mask in modernist theater is long. Having borrowed several of the most obvious elements of Noh, particularly the use of ... More


Rabindranath Tagore’s Mysterious Faces and India’s Encounter with Modernism

Aida Yuen Wong

in Behind the Masks of Modernism: Global and Transnational Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061641
eISBN:
9780813051208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061641.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter is a transnational study that draws into focus the globalized modernist dialogue between artistic traditions. This dialogue is invited through both Wong’s investigation of the little ... More


“Westward ho!”: The Only Jealousy of Emer, from Noh to Tragedy

Alexandra Poulain

in Writing Modern Ireland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780989082693
eISBN:
9781781382417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082693.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This essay analyzes W. B. Yeats's The Only Jealousy of Emer, and specifically its negotiation of elements of Noh theater as well as its reliance on dramatic characteristics of tragedy for its ... More


Noh Kah: An Archaeological Site in Extreme Southeastern Quintana Roo

Javier López Camacho, Araceli Vázquez Villegas, and Luis A. Torres Díaz

in Perspectives on the Ancient Maya of Chetumal Bay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062792
eISBN:
9780813051758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062792.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter, “Noh Kah: An Archaeological Site in Extreme Southeastern Quintana Roo,” describes the newly surveyed site Noh Cah as an example of the clustered dispersed settlement pattern known from ... More


History and Construction of the Nohkan

Mariko Anno

in Piercing the Structure of Tradition: Flute Performance, Continuity, and Freedom in the Music of Noh Drama

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781939161079
eISBN:
9781942242970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781939161079.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the development and construction techniques of the nohkan and includes interviews with the nohkan makers. It explains nohkan, also known as fue (flute), as a transverse flute ... More


The Nohkan and Oral Transmission: Transcription in Western Staff Notation

Mariko Anno

in Piercing the Structure of Tradition: Flute Performance, Continuity, and Freedom in the Music of Noh Drama

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781939161079
eISBN:
9781942242970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781939161079.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the three primary functions of the nohkan in a Noh play and focuses on comprehending the role of shōga and the importance and history of oral transmission. It offers an ... More


The Role and Melodic Patterns of the Nohkan in Relation to Structural Principles

Mariko Anno

in Piercing the Structure of Tradition: Flute Performance, Continuity, and Freedom in the Music of Noh Drama

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781939161079
eISBN:
9781942242970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781939161079.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter provides a preliminary explanation of the shōdan, which gives an accessible description of the mugen Noh structure and the three categories of shōdan. It surveys past research on nohkan ... More


The Nohkan’s Part in Atsumori as Planned, Prepared, and Performed

Mariko Anno

in Piercing the Structure of Tradition: Flute Performance, Continuity, and Freedom in the Music of Noh Drama

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781939161079
eISBN:
9781942242970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781939161079.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter presents transcriptions of Issō Yukihiro's “theoretical” nohkan entrance and compares it with a specific shōdan from a live performance of Atsumori with Yukihiro on the nohkan. It ... More


The Continuity of Tradition Today: The Nohkan’s Part in Adaptations of W. B. Yeats’s At the Hawk’s Well

Mariko Anno

in Piercing the Structure of Tradition: Flute Performance, Continuity, and Freedom in the Music of Noh Drama

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781939161079
eISBN:
9781942242970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781939161079.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter assesses the degree of continuity of the nohkan that is illustrated in three contemporary Noh play adaptations of William Butler Yeats's At the Hawk's Well by nohkan performers of the ... More


Black Television from Elsewhere: The Globalization of Non-U.S. Black Television

Timothy Havens

in Black Television Travels: African American Media around the Globe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737200
eISBN:
9780814759448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737200.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter illustrates how black programming produced elsewhere navigates the circuits of contemporary commercial television and global, digital distribution platforms. It looks at three examples ... More


Translating Milton’s Poetry into Japanese with a Case Study of Samson Agonistes

Hiroko Sano

in Milton in Translation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198754824
eISBN:
9780191819841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754824.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, European Literature

This chapter examines translation theory and practice in the context of the specific linguistic and cultural challenges that arise when translating Milton’s poetry into accessible Japanese. Milton ... More


Layers and Elasticity in the Rhythm of Noh Songs: “Taking Komi” and Its Social Background

Takanori Fujita

in Thought and Play in Musical Rhythm

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190841485
eISBN:
9780190841522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841485.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Song in Japanese Noh drama is generally described in terms of an eight-beat meter. In the hira-nori song rhythm, the meter is organized according to the standard Japanese poetic unit of 7+5 ... More


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