Tag Archives: first category play

Takasago (高砂)

Contributed by David Surtasky Takasago (高砂) A first category play by Zeami Motokiyo Quite some time ago a Priest from Aso Shrine in Kyushu was traveling with his companions. The Priest was called Tomonari, and he had decided to pay … Continue reading

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Iwafune (岩船)

Contributed by David Surtasky Iwafune (岩船) A first category play by an unknown author One autumn, in ancient days, an Officer of the Emperor’s court was making his way to the beach at Sumiyoshi. He and his servants traveled swiftly … Continue reading

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Kurozuka (黒塚)

Contributed by David Surtasky Kurozuka (黒塚) (summary)  A fifth category play, author unknown. The Buddhist monk Yūkei from the temple in Nachi has decided to make a pilgrimage in the pursuit of alms. He and his companions have made a … Continue reading

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Miya (Pt. II)

(Editor’s note: below is Part I of Carrie Preston’s English-language noh “Miya.” This entry includes the kuri/sashi/kuse sections as well as a brief ai-kyogen interlude. The Boat Captain appears in his true guise as Hata, the builder of the boat. … Continue reading

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Miya (Pt. I)

(Editor’s note: below is Part I of Carrie Preston’s English-language noh “Miya.” It is patterned after a traditional first category (or Waki) play. The three plays posted here by Ms. Preston explore aspects of her life. In this entry we … Continue reading

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