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Writer’s Workshop 2013

THEATRE NOHGAKU 2013 WRITER’S WORKSHOP July 12 – 14, 2013. Hosted at the 92nd St Y, New York, NY Since 2003, Theatre Nohgaku has hosted workshops for poets, playwrights, musicians and performers to help them better understand Japanese noh and … Continue reading

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Pagoda kuse video

(Editor’s note: below video is the kuse section from Jannette Cheong’s english-language noh Pagoda. This video was shot during the 2011 Asia Tour at the National Noh Theatre, Tokyo.) Contributed by Tom O’Connor (Pagoda ji-utai member) The dance, the music, … Continue reading

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Tama-no-Dan

Contributed by David Crandall INTRODUCTION: “Tama-no-Dan is a famous segment from the noh play Ama, which recounts how a diver (a woman of humble origins) has an affair with a high court official (Fujiwara no Fuhito) and bears him a … Continue reading

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Zahdi Dates and Poppies: An Introduction

(Editor’s note: below is the introduction to Carrie Preston’s English-language noh works “Egret at San Diego Bay” and “Zahdi Dates and Poppies.” Preston draws from her own life experience in displaying contemporary settings for these plays. “Zahdi” is being scored … Continue reading

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Crazy Jane (Pt. IV)

(Editor’s note: the below is the final entry of David Crandall’s English-language noh “Crazy Jane.” Jane causes the Young Man to dance, and a question is raised about who is real and who is not, who is mad and who … Continue reading

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Crazy Jane (Pt. III)

(Editor’s note: in Part III of David Crandall’s English-language noh “Crazy Jane,” the character Jane recounts dancing with the lost Tom.) CHORUS It must be many years ago by now, but I have lost the thread of time, and memories … Continue reading

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Crazy Jane (Pt. II)

(Editor’s note: in Part II of David Crandall’s “Crazy Jane” the shite (Jane) makes her entrance and confronts the Young Man who has been given shelter at the church.) JANE The church bell tolls with sweet clarity Set like the … Continue reading

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