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Noh as Living Art

Noh as Living Art

Inside Japan’s Oldest Theatrical Tradition

Yasuda Noboru
Translated by Kawamoto Nozomu

Future Titles / Culture

To be published by JPIC | ISBN 978-86658-178-1 (Hardcover) | *** pages | 210mm (h) x 148mm (w) | March 2021

※Information for this title is still tentative and subject to change prior to publication

About the Book

Noh is recognized as one of the oldest and greatest theatrical traditions in the world. Embraced by the samurai elite some 650 years ago, it ultimately permeated every level of Japanese society through the vehicle of utai (noh singing) and inspired generations of writers and scholars in Japan and around the world. What accounts for noh’s enduring vitality? What does this austerely beautiful, understated art form have to offer a digitalized society awash in instant entertainment? Noh actor Yasuda Noboru answers these and other questions in this uniquely personal and accessible introduction to noh as living art.

About the Author

YASUDA Noboru

Yasuda Noboru is a professional noh actor specializing in waki roles. Born in 1956 in Chōshi, Chiba Prefecture, he studied Chinese philosophy as a university student before beginning his formal training in the Shimogakari Hōshō school of noh acting. He has written, directed, and performed new pieces in the style of noh and is deeply involved in children’s and adult education. Yasuda is also the author of numerous books, including Nō ni manabu shintai gihō (Learning Body Movement from Noh) and Ikai o tabi suru nō: Waki to iu sonzai (Noh’s Journey into the World Beyond: The Role of the Waki).

内容紹介

なぜ650年も続いたのか――。足利義満、信長、秀吉、家康、歴代将軍、さらに、芭蕉に漱石までもが謡い、愛した能。世阿弥による「愛される」ための仕掛けの数々や、歴史上の偉人たちに「必要とされてきた」理由を、現役の能楽師が縦横に語る。「観るとすぐに眠くなる」という人にも、その凄さ、効能、存在意義が見えてくる一冊。

著者紹介

安田 登

1956(昭和31)年、千葉県銚子生れ。下掛宝生流能楽師。能のメソッドを使った作品の創作、演出、出演も行う。また、日本と中国の古典に描かれた“身体性”を読み直す試みも長年継続している。著書に『異界を旅する能』『身体感覚で「芭蕉」を読みなおす。』『能―650年続いた仕掛けとは』他多数。

Original Japanese Edition / 原書情報

能 :650年続いた仕掛けとは

能 :650年続いた仕掛けとは

安田 登 著

新潮社 刊

2017/09/15

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